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The Forum

2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
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Ranked #19 of 92 attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Educational Sites, Libraries, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The Forum, Norwich, is one landmark destination with a unique mix of community resources, visitor experiences and conference, meeting and event... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chatham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

liked design of this community building and how the outside space was used during the recent lord mayors celebrations

Liverpool, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Forum is a great place for finding out more about Norwich. Although it is relatively new, being built as part of a Millennium project, it quickly became one of Norwich's great attractions. Inside, one can find Cafe Marzano - a coffee house which in my eyes is nothing special and a tad expensive, a Pizza Express restaurant, a gift... More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I liked interactive thoughts board and informative photographic displays about soldiers lost in the First World War in the open event space at the front of the building- there they were staring back at you. I liked that the centre was busy and bustling, with the tourist information centre based there and that there was a large cafe/eating area for... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wow what a building and such a lot going on in there, everything from a cup of coffee to the library, tourist information, even BBC Radio Norfolk, toilet facilities if needed. Very impressive building.

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Housing possibly the best library in the country, The Forum is a Norwich landmark. Situated just behind the market there is always something of interest either in the building or just outside. Very popular venue with plenty of refreshment options

Whittlesey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I love the forum it is a great place to have a coffee and a great extensive library selection. Very close to all areas in Nowich perfect location.

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The exhibitions are often very interesting and diverse, well worth a pop in. The library is amazing - fantastic selections and what a view!

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Forum is a good place to go for a catch up and a chat at the coffee shop there, or a meal at the Pizza Express above. There is ample car parking underneth the Forum and lifts for wheelchairs/pushchairs. I love the library which is at the far end of the Forum with, computers for internet access, children's library, media... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We took our niece and nephew aged 3 and 5 and the place area with the swings and slides are great as they have sand all around them just for extra safety. The field areas are huge so loads of room to run around and play games so you can really tire the kids out so they sleep well, quids... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love this place !Always happens there something interesting and if only I was in the city centre with pleasure I visit this place. Very child-friendly library.

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