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Address: 2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
Phone Number: 01603-727950
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Description: The Forum, Norwich, is one landmark destination with a unique mix of...
The Forum, Norwich, is one landmark destination with a unique mix of community resources, visitor experiences and conference, meeting and event facilities.Attracting over 2.5 million people each year, The Forum is home to an innovative programme of events and activities, many of which are free to enjoy. Inside The Forum, DON'T MISS Fusion, Europe's largest permanent digital gallery, which is free to enter. You can join a BBC Tour and go behind the scenes at the region's BBC TV and radio studios.You will also find the Millennium Library, two restaurants including PizzaExpress and a range of further education and advice services. Norwich Tourist Information Centre is also located at The Forum.Outside The Forum, Millennium Plain, Theatre Plain and The Forum Amphitheatre, host a year-round programme of community activities and popular events which lend The Forum a distinctly European atmosphere. The Forum's stunning open spaces and digital facilities are also available for hire by business and organisations looking for conference, meeting and training venues with a difference.
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A pleasant surprise.

We were expecting yet another shopping complex, but were delighted to find this oasis of peace in a bustling city. The art exhibition on display was a delight, but the peace of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Always something going on at the forum. Lovely building to look at. Been inside for a few events held there. Also have things going on just outside too.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When the old library burnt down a lot of history was lost but The Forum is one of the best things to happen in Norwich since Paul Lambert and Delia Smith! Great venue, VERY contemporary design, good open spaces, fits well in the City environs, well worth a visit, even if it's just for a look around, there's always something... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were expecting yet another shopping complex, but were delighted to find this oasis of peace in a bustling city. The art exhibition on display was a delight, but the peace of the library was very welcome on such a hot day.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The forum itself includes our library, tourist information, heritage centre, job training, coffee shop, and pizza venue with panoramic views over Norwich and the shops. Outside on occasion, are various different events put on .I have seen school events, dance groups, an ice skating rink and a bungie ride. The tourist information staff are very helpful offering local crafts and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A great meeting point. Huge library on first floor. Cafe on ground floor with plenty of outdoor seating. Always sometime to entertain, you happening there. On other side of road from Capplefiend.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The natural amphitheater outside enables it to be a stage for diverse activities. Only last Saturday during the Lord Mayors day, circus youth performers captivated an audience. Inside an art display of all sorts of genre. In the BBC foyer were the School Dragons, part of this years go go dragons trail. There is the city library along with a... More 

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Ipswich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The restaurant on site is lovely. Not really worth specific visit but if you are passing from Norwich City centre shopping to Chapelfields call in.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Forum is an inspiring and innovative public building in the centre of Norwich. It combines libraries, cafes, gift shop, tourist information and the studios of BBC Norfolk, and has constantly changing exhibitions of all kinds in its large central atrium

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Always something new happening in the forum, with a great visitor centre, and a huge library, restaurants and shops it is a great place to be, there is always something going on inside and just outside the forum.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Forum is a unique building which houses the Library, a restaurant and BBC Radio and TV studios. There is often events being held within the building and outside. Nice place to go.

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Address: 2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
Phone Number: 01603-727950
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich

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