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Address: 2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
Phone Number: 01603-727950
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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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Multipurpose venue

Centrally located venue. Used for many events. I have visited several times for various reasons. Note the shop, local BBC centre and library. The cafe and food chain offer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the forum is an imaginative creation which houses a lot. the BBC east studio is here and there is a pizza restaurant on two floors plus the tourist information centre . the vast open space in the centre is used for events and exhibitions and occasionaly concerts. But because the building also houses the library there are lots of elderly... More 

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Thank smcjay
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Centrally located venue. Used for many events. I have visited several times for various reasons. Note the shop, local BBC centre and library. The cafe and food chain offer refreshments for visitors.

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Thank her_maj64
East Anglia
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153 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Forum. As well as having an excellent library it's Suso home to the local BBC radio and TV studio. Always something going on in the main atrium from exhibitions to entertainment. Great place to people watch. Couple of nice restaurants/ cafes making it a super meeting place.

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Thank hattiee
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Forum is often a little overlooked in Norwich as its a bit tucked back from the rest of the city centre. But its worth a trip up the slope behind NEXT. There are often craft stalls or little exhibitions in the foyer area and the Pizza Express is nice there - especially if you sit on the "bridge" area... More 

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Thank Leark1ng
Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely modern library built after the old one burnt down in 1994 - it is like a Phoenix risen from the flames of the previous one. It also has good regular art, photography and social or charity exhibitions, a good café, a Pizza Express restaurant, Norwich Tourist Information and Look East and Radio Norfolk. Sometimes local celebs... More 

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Thank Douglas W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Situated right in the heart of Norwich, I often stop in the Forum to see the exhibits going on or to use the public bathroom. The Forum is also home to the Norwich Public Library, a Pizza Express and a cafe so if you're caught without an umbrella in the rain, this is the place to run to.

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Thank Veronica-M-White97
Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Lots going on here including, when we visited, a pantomime exhibition at BBC Norfolk. Places to eat, a library and a theatre are all in the complex. Worth a visit.

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Thank Jeannie2207
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

It's central, and there is always activity of some kind. Exhibitions, stalls, people, people, people. You can see the radio Norfolk studios, and there's a comprehensive souvenir shop. Cafés and restaurant. But where I the ice-skating rink, that always seems to be here in December?

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Thank Barrie L
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There's usually something of interest on at the Forum, whether it is an art and crafts exhibition, a Christmas card sale, or some kind of activity event. It is worth checking out. There are also free public toilets and the large city library. Especially nice is eating in the Pizza Express with views over the city and market.

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Thank Gina B
Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The forum is a mêlée of things at once. Primarily, it is a good library, with a children's section. There are restaurants and coffee shops upstairs, and BBC reporting station above. Often, there are art exhibitions in the foyer and guest lectures on a variety of topics. The front hosts an ice rink at Christmas, public events and food markets... More 

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