The Sainsbury Centre is a genre-defying art museum with world-class collections and a unique perspective on how art can foster cultural dialogue and exchange.
It is one of the most important public university art galleries in Britain. Founded in 1973 at the University of East Anglia (UEA) with the support of one of the nation’s great philanthropic families, Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury, who donated their extraordinary art collection which includes works dating from prehistory to the late 20th century from across the globe. A radical new building by Norman Foster was designed to house the collection and was his first public work. The Centre holds one of the most impressive art collections outside of the national institutions and is located on the edge UEA campus which is set in 350 acres of parkland. The Centre itself looks over 20 acres of meadow towards the lake. It has the largest temperature-controlled gallery spaces in Eastern England.
The Universal Ticket grants access to the permanent collection, lower and mezzanine galleries, and Sculpture Park. Tickets operate on a ‘Pay If and What You Can’ basis, so you can choose the price from free through to full membership. Upon arrival, please go to Gallery Reception where the Universal Ticket is available.
Tuesday – Friday 9am-6pm (exhibitions open 9.30am)
Saturday – Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays, including bank holidays
- Family friendly
- Accessible toilets
- Wheelchair accessible
- Baby changing