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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
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
89 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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62 helpful votes 62 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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