Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts


The Marvel Cinematic Universe landed in Norwich in 2014, when the University of East Anglia’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts doubled for the Avengers Training Ground at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The art gallery and museum appear towards the end of the blockbusting film, with filming taking place inside and outside, including by the lake.

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen were some of the stars who flew in for the shoot, with director Joss Whedon having visited earlier in the year for a recce.

And with at least two more Avengers films in the pipeline, who knows? The grounds of the Sainsbury Centre may grace the silver screen once again in the near future.

You can find out more about the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, including current exhibitions, here.

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