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The Forum

Address: 2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
Phone Number: 01603-727950
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Ranked #17 of 76 Attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Libraries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The Forum, Norwich, is one landmark destination with a unique mix of community resources, visitor...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Libraries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

the Forum is a place for a whole complex of activities including Norwich Central Library and TV station as well as exhibition areas and places to eat. Its very central and a good place to meet friends and family. I tend to favour the Pizza Express upstairs - which is an excellent example of this reliable chain.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

there is no purpose, it stands out as a cold building, the library is lovely once inside but the stalls on the way in are aimed at high level spenders with the Internet cheaper all round. The shows which go on out the front are slightly tacky and I guess for parents of performers there is an air of proudness... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Forum has become a lively place right in the middle of the City. As well as a whole series of exhibitions and frequent events it also houses a well stocked library and a couple of nice places to have coffee. You can park underneath and come up the lift - no need to even step foot outside if its... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Love the forum,there is always something going on,a great place to meet friends and take the grandchildren for a meal. Most weekends entertainment , whilst having a coffee.perfect

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London, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sat outside with friends and had a coffee and scone. The worst thing about this coffee shop is the muddle you get into trying to be served, they seem so disorganised and didn't even tell me that you had to get your own milk. If big chains can manage to juggle making coffee and putting food on a plate surely... More 

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Norfolk UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Something for everyone, even better with all the special events put on. Whether it is a quiet a read in the library, meeting friends and family for coffee or lunch or taking a break from shopping this is the place.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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90 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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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 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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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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