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Address: The Forum 2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1603 727950

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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What a wonderful hub of activity - always something going on! The Forum is a beautiful glass fronted modern building that welcomes visitors 7 days a week. Offering diverse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Norfolk, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful hub of activity - always something going on! The Forum is a beautiful glass fronted modern building that welcomes visitors 7 days a week. Offering diverse exhibitions and activities for all ages, all year round. You have Cafe Bar Marzano downstairs and Pizza Express upstairs, both very popular places frequented by locals and tourists alike. An excellent... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even on a quiet day it's great to sit back with a coffee and people watch! Very central and things going on most weekends... The children's library, DVDs for the teens and drinks for the adults. The information centre has all the leaflets you may need to inspire your visit to Norwich.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All you would want from a library, but then all these extras. the radio, the function rooms, exhibits, displays, and pizza..

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Homersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Does what it says in the tin. The library is fantastic. The atrium is beautiful and the building itself is incredible. The coffee shop attached to it is lovely but don't use their toilets as they're awful. Pizza Express upstairs is average and generally full of families. Great for kids parties. I love this place. Visit, explore, discover.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are looking for somewhere with a lot of gothic kids hanging outside the front then this is the place to visit. Really its just a glass building with a few restaurants and a library inside.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

I spent some time here whilst helping out with the Norwegian Christmas Market when we had the log cabins opposite the entrance to The Forum. There was a craft fayre on then an art exhibition, so each day there was something new to look at.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

It's a busy bustling place to be. You can however relax and grab a coffee. My wife is pregnant with twins and we've been told it's one of the breast feeding friendly places to visit.

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here briefly to have a look and see what it's like. It is a nice open area with a gift shop and tourist information area near the entrance. There's a gallery next to this, which at the time had a animation exhibition on. There are art and craft stalls in the centre with a coffee shop and a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Although primarily the public library built when the old one burned down, it is much more, with a café and also the local Radio and TV station, plus a reasonable shop. And at weekend often has exhibitions, ,markets of various sorts. Always worth calling in if you are in the area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The main library is here as well as eateries, local BBC television and a plethora of other occupants. There's sometimes art displays and outside a skating rink in winter. Seating is a bit minimal if you just need to have a break though. The Forum is a modern building set in the location of the former main library that burnt... More 

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