The Forum

The Forum in the centre of Norwich is a unique community building; it is open to the public seven days a week* offering free art exhibitions, family events, school holiday activities, craft and food markets, films, music and more.

Behind the stunning glass frontage you will also find a buzzing coffee bar, an open plan pizza restaurant, a tourist information centre, the BBC’s regional headquarters and the busiest public library in the country.

Thousands of people visit The Forum every week for thousands of different reasons, the award winning Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library being one of the main attractions.

Local creative and community groups use The Forum as a meeting place; many come to learn how to sing, film, paint, knit, apply for jobs, use the internet, research family history, make pizza... the list of activities going on inside The Forum is a long one!   

The Forum was built to mark the new Millennium and has become an iconic landmark. It was designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, who has designed a number of other award-winning buildings including Norwich Cathedral Refectory (2004).

For more information about The Forum visit the website – – or follow The Forum on Facebook and Twitter.

The main reception number is 01603 727950 

(*except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) 


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Millennium Plain, Norwich

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