Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

4.4
#2 of 18 in Museums in Norwich
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts offers an art gallery in addition to a museum based on the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, which contains items spanning 5,000 years of human creative endeavors. Some must-see items from that collection include a 3,000-year-old Egyptian hippo, a 500-year-old Inca-made silver llama, and an important early study by Picasso. Spend some time interacting with the architecture, as the building’s cuboid structure made of clad steel and a clever basement extension make up celebrated works in the oeuvre of Lord Foster. Relax at the cafe, with a menu focused on local ingredients, which overlooks the modern sculpture garden. Before you visit Norwich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • This exhibition is free to visit, with free parking on the UEA campus. The permanent collection is eclectic, with a small number of very choice objects from a large number of historical and tribal...  more »
  • This free gallery (temporary exhibitions apart from the smallest chargeable) has a large number of exhibits: lots of pacific art, and lots of modern art (including Degas and several Bacon paintings...  more »
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  • Parking, a few dedicated spaces and need to get pass from reception. Free entry to collection and only need pay for special exhibitions. Mixed, one Monet, two hockney and quite.a few paintings by Bacon. A variety of modern sculptures. All mixed in with a variety of ethnographic pieces. Excellent. Coffee and snacks.
  • Great art gallery that has regularly changing exhibitions. Good restaurants/cafe inside. Feel very lucky to have this in Norwich
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