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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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excellent

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a good place to visit an amazing contemporary building in a traditional city. There's all ways something going on and things to see. The library holds a brilliant collection of books magazines etc.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Huge massive modern exciting building opposite a wonderful church but always empty of any events so not sure what it's for. Every visit to Norwich we pop in as it's said to have events on only to find tourists coming out wondering why they went in as well. Not much to say really. Need something constant and exciting in it.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A Massive Library and BBC Norwich is located in this building also a good Pizza Express too with a nice out look over the street.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Every now and again we visit this large public building in Norwich. It seems that nothing ever happens here. On the ground floor there is always some type of art or photo display, generally of very average / poor quality and also there are some cafes / restaurants. Surely someone can come up with something a little special / unique... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Home of local TV Look East. Enclose within is a wonderful library. A shop to buy local produce and souviners. There is a room that. holds different events threw out the year with no charge for entry. In the foya as you enter this glass fronted building a large open space is revieled which hold art and crafts events, charity... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took a party there, including our grandkids. Food good, you can eat outside as well (too cold the day we went). Pleasant place to rest and eat and you don't feel kids are not welcome

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lively with lots of atmosphere but please do something about the revolving doors. They are extra sensitive and constantly stopped leaving people not able to move or just trying to move and the door jolting to a halt.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I like to meet up in Café Bar Marzano - we get a book out of the library and sit reading and taking in the atmosphere. There is always lots going on with exhibitions, markets, events - it's a fantastic part of Norwich life.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This glass-fronted building contains the municipal library, BBS East and a few coffee shops. It's a lively place with something always going on, including art exhibitions from local artists. As it's busy, it doesn't necessarily make the best spot for exam revision if you're using the library. Bring ear plugs!

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