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The Forum

2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
01603-727950
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Ranked #19 of 91 attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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norfolk, england
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The most frequented public library in the Country, exhibitions, restaurants, Tourist office, car parking, stunning building. Lovely place.

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england
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great library, cafés, usually have exhibitions, a library. Central place to park too. Good to see the tv/radio studios ( can't see up close) and see the large tv

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is an ideal venue for meeting up with friends. Refreshments are available, excellent toilets and a fabulous library, one of my favourite haunts!

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Norfolk
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Library outstanding. Very good modern facility and we enjoyed the Norfolk taste market that was on. This is a very interesting feature for the Norwich experience and well worth a trip. Parking is good and you are close to all the main shops.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We came to the Forum as it is a great space in its own right only to find a poignant (as described in the exhibition notes and I can't find a better description) display of Ann Frank's family photos taken by her father on his beloved Leica. More of the photos are of Ann's elder sister as Ann was not... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

As I live in Norwich this is my local library, a place to meet friends and have a drink, buy a gift at the market place stalls that are frequently here, munch on Pizza or have a delicious coffee or hot choc in the downstairs cafe. It's just like a Forum should be...

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

It is fundamentally a library with a couple of indoor cafes tagged on to it and indoor stalls selling poor quality items on the ground floor

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Taverham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Often visit here when in Norwich either just for a coffee or a light lunch on the ground floor. The food is pretty standard but there are comfortable chairs and sofas as well as the standard type of chairs and tables. The BBC and the library also occupy this space and there is also an excellent piece of history in... More

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Holt, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Forum - a new building on the site of an old library which burnt to the ground - is a wonderful city centre meeting place for anyone visiting Norwich. Wonderful modern architecture which being glass fronted mirrors everything around it. Good but not wonderful catering facilities and queues are often long but there always seems to be something happening... More

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one of the suprises of the city. On the face of it you wouldn't think that a modern library was going to be that special, but before you enter the books bit there is a vast open covered space which is in constnt use as a community area with varied exhibitions, themed fayres etc. Plus an excellent relaxing... More

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