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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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Lovely bright airy building

The Forum is a wonderful building , always bright calm and a nice place to relax after shopping . My daughter and I( who frequently visit the library ) always enjoy the great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
WillLuce
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Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Forum is a wonderful building , always bright calm and a nice place to relax after shopping . My daughter and I( who frequently visit the library ) always enjoy the great selection of books to choose from and DVDS to rent . Although the service is slow , the staff are welcoming and friendly and the food and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This building replaced the old library which burnt down. As well as the library, it now houses a whole series of coffee bars and fast food outlets. As a meeting place it is probably quite a good venue but to me it all seemed to be rather frothy and frivolous. Not being a resident of Norwich, I did not sample... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a good place to come when you have nothing to do! The best feature is the library and sometimes there are good painting and family events on! Touge it could be used better! Well recommended

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I like being able to park under the Forum and depending on the time you visit can be a really cheap option. we last visited for a family get together and meal to celebrate a birthday. nice and central. love watching out for the news being broadcast and see if we can spot any celebs. we eat in the Pizza... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Best library in the country but a little noisy. Good shop. Nice Coffee Bar Pizza Express. BBC Norfolk HQ Lots of exhibitions during the year. If you visit Norwich you must visit the Forum.

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's a nice space, but it could be utilised better. Somewhere like this should have something going on all the time. if you' re in the area it is worth a look around.

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Norwich
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited the Forum to have a walk around tour of the BBC studios and stop in at the Library. Always clean and pleasant , relaxing atmosphere, kids enjoy it.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and i went to The Forum a couple of times during our weekend stay, it certainly is an impressive building, The Libary alone takes up quite a chunk of space. we went on a tour of BBC Norwich which is home to BBC Look East and BBC Radio Norfolk, and the area the BBC occupy is fairly large... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Base for local news and radio, archives and library the Forum is the base for many activities and local events.The cafes are rather shabby for a relatively new building and frankly not worth a visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A really modern,nice,tranquil place to be in,a wonderful library where you can really relax,the building is beautifully designed and a credit to the architect.

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