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Sainsbury Centre

Sainsbury Centre, Norfolk Road, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

The Sainsbury Centre is a genre-defying art museum with world-class collections and a unique perspective on how art can foster cultural dialogue and exchange.

It is one of the most important public university art galleries in Britain. Founded in 1973 at the University of East Anglia (UEA) with the support of one of the nation’s great philanthropic families, Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury, who donated their extraordinary art collection which includes works dating from prehistory to the late 20th century from across the globe. A radical new building by Norman Foster was designed to house the collection and was his first public work.

The Centre holds one of the most impressive art collections outside of the national institutions and is located on the edge UEA campus which is set in 350 acres of parkland. The Centre itself looks over 20 acres of our sculpture park threaded through meadow, forest and lake. It has the largest temperature controlled gallery spaces in Eastern England and operates an only pay what you can ticketing system to help bring the best art in the world to anyone who wants to meet it.

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Opening Times

Tuesday - Friday

9.00 - 18.00 (exhibitions open 9.30am)

Saturday - Sunday

10.00 - 17.00

Closed Mondays, including bank holidays

Prices

Our Universal Ticket grants access to the permanent collection, lower and mezzanine galleries, and Sculpture Park.

 

Tickets operate on a ‘Pay If and What You Can’ basis, so you can choose the price from free through to full membership.

 

Upon arrival, please go to gallery reception where our universal ticket is available.

Facilities

Café

Car Parking

Picnic Site

Baby Changing

Disabled Access

Toilets

Events

17th Feb - 4th Aug

‘In Event of Moon Disaster’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre

The programme kicks off with an Emmy Award-winning interactive experience that is a deep dive into misinformation and conspiracy.

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17th Feb - 4th Aug

‘Liquid Gender’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre

In an exploration of the relationship between gender expression and identity, with a focus on pre-colonial traditions, the Sainsbury Centre will present works by a myriad of internationally acclaimed artists, including new work, UK premieres and new acquisitions.

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24th Feb - 4th Aug

‘Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time’: What Is The Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre

In his first ever UK solo exhibition, American artist Jeffrey Gibson (b.1972) will create a new site-specific installation for the Sainsbury Centre.

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18th May - 20th Oct

‘The Camera Never Lies – Challenging images through The Incite Project’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre

Re-evaluating some of the most iconic images of the past 100 years will be an exhibition dedicated to the impact and influence photography has had on shaping – and in some cases misdirecting – the narrative of major global events.

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Other things to do nearby

28th Mar 10:00am - 4:00pm

Super Saturday at World Horse Welfare Hall Farm

Join us for a fun packed day, meet the ponies & join in our activities including groom a pony and tractor/trailer rides.

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17th Mar 10:00am - 4:00pm

Super Sunday at World Horse Welfare Hall Farm

Join us for a fun packed day, meet the ponies & join in our activities including groom a pony and tractor/trailer rides.

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10th Apr 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wacky Wednesday at World Horse Welfare Hall Farm

Join us for a fun packed day, meet the ponies & join in our activities including groom a pony and tractor/trailer rides.

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3rd Apr 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wacky Wednesday at World Horse Welfare Hall Farm

Join us for a fun packed day, meet the ponies & join in our activities including groom a pony and tractor/trailer rides.

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World Horse Welfare Hall Farm

Come along for a great value for money day out. We have over 100 horses & ponies undergoing rehabilitation on the farm.

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17th Feb - 4th Aug

‘Liquid Gender’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre

In an exploration of the relationship between gender expression and identity, with a focus on pre-colonial traditions, the Sainsbury Centre will present works by a myriad of internationally acclaimed artists, including new work, UK premieres and new acquisitions.

View event
24th Feb - 4th Aug

‘Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time’: What Is The Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre

In his first ever UK solo exhibition, American artist Jeffrey Gibson (b.1972) will create a new site-specific installation for the Sainsbury Centre.

View event
18th May - 20th Oct

‘The Camera Never Lies – Challenging images through The Incite Project’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre

Re-evaluating some of the most iconic images of the past 100 years will be an exhibition dedicated to the impact and influence photography has had on shaping – and in some cases misdirecting – the narrative of major global events.

View event
17th Feb - 4th Aug

‘In Event of Moon Disaster’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre

The programme kicks off with an Emmy Award-winning interactive experience that is a deep dive into misinformation and conspiracy.

View event

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