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Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich

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

  • Multiple dates available
  • In person
  • Pre-booking required

Join us for a unique architectural tour of the iconic Sainsbury Centre and the Ziggurats building. Go behind the scenes with an exclusive tour of the famous Crescent Wing corridor where scenes from the Avengers: Age of Ultron were filmed.

The Sainsbury Centre is a world class art museum offering a unique perspective on how art can foster cultural dialogue and exchange. Following a radical relaunch in 2023 the Centre is the first museum in the world to formally recognise the living lifeforce of art, enabling people to build relationships across an inclusive arts landscape.
Housed in Sir Norman Foster’s revolutionary first ever public building, the art of the Sainsbury Centre is able to help reframe and answer the most important questions people have in their lives such as What Is Truth and Why do we take drugs? It is not a museum to only learn more about artists, cultures or movements like Francis Bacon, the Tang Dynasty or Modernism, it is a place of experience, where collections are animate, and visitors are emotionally connected.

Join us for a guided tour of the Sculpture Trail, the Sainsbury Centre, the history of the architecture of the Ziggurats and the first UEA buildings designed by Denys Lasdun. Both tours start at 11:00 AM on Saturday, 7 September with Bo Davis and Sunday, 8 September with Chris Jones. Explore hidden areas not usually open to the public with Roger Bishop, Head of Technical Services. This exclusive behind-the-scenes tour takes place on September 13th.

Timings & Tours

Saturday 07 September:
Guided tour with Bo Davis (11.00 on Saturday, 7 September )
Sunday 08 September:
Guided tour with Chris Jones (11.00 on Sunday)
Friday 13 September:
Behind the scenes tour with Roger Bishop (14.00 and 15.30 on Friday, 13 September)

Location & directions

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

Contact on day:
Visitor Experience team
Telephone number:

Booking information

Pre-booking requirement:
Pre-booking required
Booking conditions:
Please book your free ticket in advance. Visit for more details.
Booking contact name:
Visitor Experience team
Booking opens:
19 Aug 2024 12:00 AM
Booking closes:
14 Sep 2024 12:00 AM

Additional information

Max no of people per tour:
Est. tour duration:
1 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

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