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Getting here

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


By car, taxi or coach



  • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ

From Norwich city centre

  • Take B1108 Earlham Road west out of city centre
  • Cross outer ring-road at 'Fiveways' roundabout
  • Look for brown UEA and museum signs
  • Take left hand turn to enter UEA campus via University Drive

From outside Norwich

PLEASE NOTE From Tuesday 3 April to Friday 14 September one lane of Watton Road will be closed between Hethersett Lane and the A47

  • From A47, take B1108 Watton Road towards city centre
  • After passing through traffic lights for N&N University Hospital, follow brown UEA and museum signs
  • Take right hand turn to enter UEA campus via University Drive

Sainsbury Centre Visitor Parking

P7 Opposite the Sainsbury Centre:

  • Tuesday– Sunday: FREE, permit required. On arrival report to gallery reception and obtain permit.  
  • Monday: FREE, permit required. On arrival report to security reception and obtain permit.  

This car park is for Sainsbury Centre visitors only and operated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Car park is opened at 10am and is locked 10 minutes after gallery close time. Please note there are 54 spaces and at peak times, space is very limited. Parking in this car park cannot be guaranteed. 

Click here to view alternative parking on the UEA Campus>

Disabled parking

There are four disabled parking spaces which require a blue badge to be displayed. These are located outside the Sainsbury Centre, two opposite the gallery reception and World Art School entrances for visitors with mobility difficulties. Parking in a disabled space cannot be guaranteed. 

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By bus

Norwich city centre to UEA

First Buses No. 25 (ask for Sainsbury Centre stop on Chancellors' Drive). Service No's. 22 and 26 stop at the main Campus bus stop which is a 10 minute walk from the Centre.

View timetables and travel information on the UEA website

Park & Ride from Costessey (A47/A1047)

Route 511 runs Monday to Friday to the main UEA bus stop during University of East Anglia term time.

See Park & Ride location, times and prices

By train

The main station at Norwich is the nearest to the Sainsbury Centre. From there, take the 25 bus or taxi (approx. 20-30 minute journey). Go to Greater Anglia website to book train tickets

By bicycle

Follow the directions above to arrive on campus.
There are bicycle racks outside the Sainsbury Centre and covered racks between P3 and P5.

Last page update: 22/11/2016