Sainsbury Centre

Sainsbury Centre

About the venue

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is a Grade II listed building and a major national centre for the study and preservation of art.

Getting There

The Sainsbury Centre lies in the campus of the University of East Anglia, south west of the city of Norwich.

Bus/Train Local bus providers include First Norfolk and Suffolk, and KonectBus. For up to date information about bus numbers and timetables, visit their websites, and look for buses to the UEA, or the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Car If you’re driving, please use car park P7 opposite the Sainsbury Centre, parking is permit only. On Mondays, report to security reception and obtain permit, Tuesday – Sunday report to gallery reception to obtain permit. The car park opens at 10am and is locked 10 minutes after gallery close time. There are four Blue Badge parking spaces outside the Sainsbury Centre and two opposite the gallery reception.


Entrances are level access. There is a lift to the mezzanine floor, and a lift or a ramp down to the basement. Class 2 powered wheelchairs and powered mobility scooters are welcome in the building, however, due to space restrictions Sainsbury Centre cannot accommodate Class 3 vehicles.

Accessible toilets can be found by both entrances as well as in the exhibition space downstairs.

Hearing loop?

Assistance dogs allowed?

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK

01603 593199

Accessibility Information

  • Assistance dog
  • Designated parking
  • Level entrance
  • Reservable/general parking on site
  • Wheelchair access by prior arrangement
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet

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