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Address: The Forum 2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
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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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The Place To Gather

A wonderfully structured building which now says "Norwich". Home of BBC radio ,linked to a library , coffee shop and an auditorium that takes on many guises.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
ROBINONorwich
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Norwich, United Kingdom

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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

cafe Bar merzano within the Forum looks great went in for two mixed panini's at about 11am was told none available till after 11.30.So if you want a panini make sure you call later. Just such a shame something as easily prepared as a panini could not be offered. surely this type of food is readily available almost everywhere .... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is the best feature, with no queuing for a seat and a half decent snacks menu. Staff very friendly.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderfully structured building which now says "Norwich". Home of BBC radio ,linked to a library , coffee shop and an auditorium that takes on many guises.

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Thank ROBINONorwich
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit the Forum a lot to meet friends and enjoy the many varied and wonderful exhibitions, activities and displays. Friendly staff and very connected to the wider community.

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A busy area, but a little cramped either though it is also a library. Looking at future events advertised on the outside of the building I was not inspired.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 18 February 2017

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 13 February 2017

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 10 February 2017 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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Thank ukpandagirl
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

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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