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The Forum

2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
01603-727950
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Ranked #17 of 96 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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Chennai
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204 reviews 204 reviews
81 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I love the Forum. With its fantastic library and multiple activities going on all the time, it is a great place to hangout. There are two restaurants which makes it really easy to spend quite a bit of the day there.

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Norwich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Now I have to admit I'm a bit biased by The Forum, but then again if I wasn't I wouldn't be writing this review! I help sell charity Christmas cards here every year and the whole space inside The Forum is always buzzing with people who look, for the most part, happy doing whatever they're doing. I also am a... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

there is a pizza restaurant and cafe, but there is usually something going on such as exhibitions or trade shows with a large underground car park it is very accessible from the ring road

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This outstandingly designed building houses the Central Library alongside the B.B.C. Television Studio and Pizza Express. The open area within the building is often used to display arts of all kinds and the open area outside has been the venue for seasonal pursuits such as Ice Skating and Dry Slope skiing. I love the atmosphere around The Forum. From the... More

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England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not sure what i expected in here. Lots of community information and the library. A very good italian coffee house and panini bar.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love the forum in Norwich, there usually seems to be an event on and if not then a coffee and people watching can be just as interesting.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the home of the main Tourist Information office and a small but good Norfolk made gift shop of Jarrold. Also houses the library and BBC. Sat at an excellent coffee shop and listened to the Sunday call to worship peals of the St Peter Mancroft church bells.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice building, it has got a tourist office inside that can help with maps and travel information. The library is amazing especially for children, you can walk in, read books and then have a nice cake and coffee in the coffee shop. Good looking glass building that reflects the image of old St Peter Mancroft church, I have lived in... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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