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The Forum

2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
01603-727950
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Ranked #18 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have visited the Forum loads over the years with our kiddies and there is always something happening out the front which is largely organised by the Forum. The coffee shop is worth a visit as well and you can always visit the library for some quieter time with the little ones!!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Whether it is the underground car park, library, BBC, or the pizza restaurant, there are always many reasons to visit the Forum Occasionally they have exhibitions and events within the main hall and also events just outside (such as ice skating at Christmas)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I like visiting marzarnos with friends and family when I'm in the city, and do so on a regular basis as I use the library within the forum. The food is good and service is also of a good standard, with plenty of seating, and views out onto the forums entertainment area, which is mostly a hub of activity, even... More

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Norfolk
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a great palace to meet colleagues for business as well as light snacks. Good ambiance and the business library is on site. Often lots of things on for the family during seasons. The coffee shops and restaurant are pleasant especially if you are going to the theatre

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Corfu, Kerkira, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Forum by its very name is exciting, and approaching its exterior we are not disappointed. The massive glass frontage beckons and once inside, a new world opens. The magnificent Library, the cafes, and above - our own BBC, with a chance to be taken around the studios to see exactly what goes on when Programmes are planned and delivered... More

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Midlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wondered what this place was, but there was an gig getting ready to start, but even without that the restaurant on the first floor, was obviously where local families go to get together.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Forum is a wonderful, bright glass fronted space. It is the setting for events and exhibitions of varying quality. It was built on the site of the old Central Library which , although sited across the road from the old Main Fire Station burnt to the ground. Credit must go to the local authority for seizing opportunity from tragedy... More

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