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The Forum

2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
01603-727950
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Ranked #17 of 99 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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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247 reviews 247 reviews
87 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This building is a wonderful addition to Norwich. It is right in the heart of the city and it has so many wonderful programs for all that visit this nice city.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The people of Norwich are so lucky to have this building. Every time we have been there, something interesting has been going on. This time there was an African-themed day on the Saturday and a retro 1950s charity fair on the Sunday. There is a coffee/tea bar, a TV studio, tourist information and toilets - and it's all free!

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

visited on shopping trip to norwich located right opposite car park nice airy pleasent attmosphere will certainely revisit

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Chennai
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229 reviews 229 reviews
97 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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

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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 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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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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80 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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