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Address: The Forum 2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
Phone Number: 01603-727950
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The Forum, Norwich, is one landmark destination with a unique mix of...

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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I haven't been everywhere in the forum but normally out side are little events that are good to watch or join in with, inside some events Aswell or art/photography pictures to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Luke T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't been everywhere in the forum but normally out side are little events that are good to watch or join in with, inside some events Aswell or art/photography pictures to look at. Nice pizza express and cafe. I would recommend coming here at least once or more if you are from our side of Norwich or inside Norwich and... More 

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Thank Luke T
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The forum is exactly that. A library, the local BBC and restaurants surround a large empty area. Pizza Express is there.

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Thank NicolaLevett
Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee shop, ordinary shops tourist info and steps to sit on and watch the world go by, Multi story car park under but expensive

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Thank John G
North Walsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst in Norwich, I called in to have coffee at the forum with family members. As it was a nice sunny day, we sat outside and it was lovely an d relaxing watching the world go by. The library inside is huge and there are many artworks to look at whilst wandering around.

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Thank pallini
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only really come here during Gay Pride, but it is absolutely beautiful inside. Could definitely do with some more bathrooms and a little section in the bathroom for reapplying makeup and fixing your hair so that you're out of the way of the sinks.

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Thank Celtic_Wiccan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really good easily accessible building in the middle of Norwich. It does have a few shops and restaurant and is home to Norwich library and local radio. It has good parking and good access. It has lots of different events on. Gaming a food are a couple of examples. So a visit will depend on what's on. However everything... More 

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Thank Adam T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Forum can be an interesting place - there are always something going on. Whatever you do, just don't eat there. I tried ordering a pizza and it resembled roadkill on a bad day. Inedible.

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Thank Stuart W
Aldershot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More should be done to showcase Norwich on my visit there was a school trip with a war memorial bus Open air concerts in summer showcase the bright side of the city

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Thank msJSkoglund
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is almost always something going on at the Forum. Markets, music, conservation, education. It is always worth seeing what is coming up when planning a trip to the city. With a great tourist information and gift-shop, it also houses the Library, BBC, restaurants and more.

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Thank KatyGulliver
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The forum is a very attractive building housing the tv studios library art and restaurants and coffee bars you can enjoy eating nice food good coffee or a glass of wine while watching the world go by always something going on in the building the library has a good section of reading matter in the summer nice to sit on... More 

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