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image for Art Gallery item typeSainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, free entry

NTAA MEMBER

Details

The Centre, which opened in 1978 to house the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, is a world-class building designed by Norman Foster, at the University of East Anglia. You will find modern European art interspersed with works from across the globe. The objects you find here span 5,000 years of human creativity. There are also special exhibitions, which change every few months, and a lively events programme featuring a range of creative activities for all ages.

Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury were passionate collectors. The collection reflects their friendships with artists such as Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon. It also includes works by Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas and Amedeo Modigliani. Many of these artists drew their inspiration from world art, a fascination for which they shared with the Sainsburys.

In the West end, the gallery restaurant offers light lunches, coffee and cakes. In the East end, specialist coffee shop "Kofra" offering high quality bakes.

The gallery shop stocks a range of books, jewellery, cards and gifts not available on the high street..

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

The Fire and Rescue Service have advised us that the Mezzanine Gallery is not open to those who cannot independently navigate the steep spiral staircase.

Prices

Free entry

The Building and Robert and Lisa Sainsbury collection and the Sculpture Park are free to view.

Contact

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Address

University of East Anglia,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR4 7TJ

Directions

See location of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 193081  Lat: 52.62687 Long: 1.23988

Situated off the B1108. Follow signs to UEA. Once on campus follow signs to the Sainsbury Centre. There is a free car park opposite. Go to main gallery reception for your free parking permit except on Monday when go to the security desk.

By Public Transport:
From the city centre and Norwich railway station take the Number 25 bus.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Norwich station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

The Fire and Rescue Service have advised us that the Mezzanine Gallery is not open to those who cannot independently navigate the steep spiral staircase.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance