Summer at the Sainsbury Centre

Unwind and explore this summer at the Sainsbury Centre! We have something for everyone.

We have something for everyone at the Sainsbury Centre, with world-class exhibitions, interactive activities, and our beautiful sculpture park to discover.

There is no single way that you should be told to enjoy art. Wander through the gallery at your own pace, let your curiosity be your guide, and discover what resonates with you.

Enhance your self-guided adventure using the Smartify app. It offers insightful audio commentary and enriches your understanding of the collection.

Prefer a guided tour? We offer daily tours on Tuesday-Sunday at 11:30 am.

Children and families

Create lasting memories together this summer. Families can download our Sculpture Park Pocket Map, which includes fun activities for all ages, or visit our Online Studio to find free resources which can be downloaded and used whilst visiting.

Guided Family Sculpture Trails
20 July   03 August   09 August   28 August

Free Family Sundays
04 August
Anna Brass and Paul Fenner 
01 September
Francesca Cant

Sculpture Park

Don’t miss our stunning sculpture park, set within the 350 acres of parkland featuring outstanding art, architecture and natural beauty, the Park is open daily. See iconic works by Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink, Lynn Chadwick, Antony Gormley and many others, all within a tranquil setting. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy some art in the fresh air. Download our free map to find out more about the sculptures on display and where to find them.


Eating and Drinking

Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding greenery while you savour your coffee and cake at the Terrace Cafe or have a delicious lunch break at Modern Life Cafe.


The second season of a radical approach at the Sainsbury Centre, What is Truth? is investigating how we can know what is true in the world around us through a series of fascinating, interlinked exhibitions.


In Event of Moon Disaster

Liquid Gender

Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time

Lower Galleries: Tank Man and Heart of Truth

The Camera Never Lies: Challenging images through The Incite Project

A visitor looking at a sculpture in an art gallery Sainsbury Centre Nowich

Spotlight Tours

Our Spotlight Tours return for the summer. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer guides will meet you in The Terrace cafe for coffee and cake before beginning the tour.  Each tour will highlight one aspect of the Sainsbury Centre collection, be it artist, region or medium. Come along to learn of the stories behind our objects and discover unexpected connections between works.

10 July to 29 August  Spotlight Tours



16 July to 27 July  Sculpture Park Tours



Our car park opposite the main entrance gets full at peak times. If there is no space available, please use the West car park. Please park up for free and then register your car at Gallery Reception as usual. If you don’t mind having a short walk to the Centre, please consider using West car park first to allow other visitors to park closer to us.

All photography by Kate Wolstenholme