Image above: John Sell Cotman, Storm on Yarmouth Beach, 1831. © Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

About Masterpieces

Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia (14 September 2013 – 24 February 2014) is one of the most ambitious exhibitions in the region's recent history, celebrating the artistic heritage of East Anglia, from antiquity through to the present day.

The exhibition encompasses over 270 masterpieces across the media, including painting, furniture, sculpture, design, jewellery, textiles and a wealth of stunning treasures.

Masterpieces Talks & Events

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For press enquiries, please contact: Sue Bond Public Relations. Tel. +44 (0)1359 271085, E-mail.

Masterpieces Publication

Masterpieces Publication

Winner of the EDP-Jarrolds Book of the Year 2013. Available in the Sainsbury Centre shop.

Softback £25 Hardback £40 Special boxed edition from £295 (includes exclusive limited edition Masterpieces Artist’s print)


  • £8 (£6) adult
    £20 family ticket
    Other concessions available
    Advanced tickets can also be bought via the Sainsbury Centre Ticket Hotline 01603 598616
    (Mondays to Fridays 9am to 6pm)

    Tickets can also be purchased on the day from Gallery Reception

    Book in advance

Planning Your Visit

  • Information, Tickets & Groups
    01603 593199

  • Opening Times
    Mondays - Closed
    Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 8pm
    Sundays 10am - 5pm

  • Address
    Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
    Getting to us

  • Bicycles
    There are bike racks directly outside the Centre, and covered bike racks between P3 and P5.

  • Parking
    Ample temporary free parking exclusively for Sainsbury Centre visitors is available next to the Centre for c. 150 cars. Please follow the signs.

    Please note that parking spaces may be reduced subject to weather conditions.

School & College Visits

The Sainsbury Centre is a great place to bring your class for an inspiring day out. You can tailor your day to include a variety of activities, led by the Sainsbury Centre team.

Colman year 3

Schools' Masterpieces Showcase

Take a look at the work which schools and students are doing inspired by their visits to Masterpieces.