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Days out in Norfolk

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.

Sculpture Walk

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.

Details of sculptures to view on campus

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.

University architecture

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.

Read more about the University >

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.

Visit the Visit Norwich website

Art Nouveau arcade

Fans of our Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau and works from 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.

Visit the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery website

Days Out in Norfolk

Visit the Visit Norfolk website

Houghton Hall

This Palladian mansion near King’s Lynn, with a five acre garden and contemporary sculpture park, also periodically houses major art exhibitions.

Visit Houghton Hall’s website

Blickling Hall And Estate

A Jacobean Stately Home and Gardens, north of Aylsham in Norfolk, owned by the National Trust.

Visit the Blickling Hall website

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.

Visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website

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.

Visit the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios website