Make the most of your visit and discover what else you can do and see nearby - on the University campus, in the historic city of Norwich and in Norfolk beyond.
On and around the university campus
The University of East Anglia is set within 130 hectares of beautiful parkland and offers fantastic walking routes along the Yare Valley. The university campus also boasts an exciting range of post war and modernist architecture.
Explore the major contemporary sculpture works located on campus by artists who have a connection with UEA or whose work is in the University’s Collection of Art, Architecture and Design.
The Broad and Yare Valley walks
Enjoy a gentle walk around the campus’ manmade broad to enjoy its beauty and diverse wildlife. Allow around 45 minutes to walk the full circuit.
There’s also a lovely walk around Earlham Park and along the Yare Valley.
A booklet highlighting walks and routes through the Yare Valley can be purchased from the gallery shop for £2.
The university, first built in the early 1960s, has great examples of Brutalist post-war modernist architecture. Denys Lasdun was the first Architect and his buildings include the famous Ziggurats student residences that are now Grade II listed as is the Teaching Wall
Today the university also has the largest concentration of leading low energy buildings in the world.
Days out in Norwich
The city of Norwich has a historic medieval centre, plus a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene to explore.
Norwich was also the first city to be named UNESCO city of literature in 2012 due to its literary heritage and thriving literary scene.
Art Nouveau arcade
After seeing The Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau, fans of this period may like to view Norwich’s Royal Arcade. Designed by George Skipper and opened in 1899, it is lined with decorative tiles featuring the era’s classic motifs inspired by nature and femininity.
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Explore the historic Norman Castle and visit the Colman Art Galleries. Here you can view the world-famous collection of Norwich School paintings and work from two leading figures , John Crome and John Sell Cotman.
Days Out in Norfolk
This Palladian mansion near King’s Lynn, with a five acre garden and contemporary sculpture park, also periodically houses major art exhibitions.
Blickling Hall And Estate
A Jacobean Stately Home and Gardens, north of Aylsham in Norfolk, owned by the National Trust.
Norfolk And Norwich Festival
Britain's first arts festival and a highlight in East Anglia’s cultural calendar is held every May. The event celebrates music, comedy, dance and visual arts and features international artists.
Norfolk And Norwich Open Studios
One of the largest and most successful open studios schemes in the country, with over 400 artists exhibiting across Norfolk. See art, buy art and meet the artists when they welcome visitors to their studios , usually in late May/early June.