Welcome to our city by the sea

There is plenty to see and do in Sunderland from beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries. Many of the city's attractions are free and all offer a great family day out, packed with fun.

Sunderland is a welcoming, bustling city set right on the coast and at the mouth of the River Wear. It boasts wide sandy beaches and acres of relaxing and invigorating green spaces. Culturally its offer includes Sunderland Empire Theatre, National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, while its underground music scene is considered one of the most vibrant in the UK. This proud city by the sea also has a fascinating history, outstanding sporting attractions and a family-friendly programme of events and festivals.

Did you know?

The Sunderland International Airshow is the biggest free airshow in Europe and celebrated its 25th show in 2013, with hundreds of thousands of people enjoying magnificent flying displays and activities on the ground.


RT @MissJillRose: Tomorrow I'm working on #Airshow2015 ❤️ #lovemyjob http://t.co/6fb9jyvgZH 2 hours 38 min ago
RT @MissJillRose: Been working on this today ❤️ #TallShips2018 #lovemyjob http://t.co/TkfkyQxM11 2 hours 39 min ago
@ianmacphotos They are nice pics and it's a nice place as well :-) 3 hours 32 min ago
Family fun and a chance to win an actioned packed trip from @VisitEngland and @thisisheart http://t.co/dfVYhAtZs1 http://t.co/n2Aqga7kgJ 3 hours 59 min ago
RT @invisibleflock: Final preparations for tonight's #bringthehappy at North Shore C http://t.co/EcDOfeLwH5 8 hours 29 min ago
RT @OpenClasp: See our beautiful photography exhibition by Phyllis Christopher & #JumpingPuddles young women @ArtsCtrWton until Sat http://… 1 day 5 hours ago
RT @rjwhitcombe: Love being a Sunderland Uni student because I get opportunities to volunteer for @caravangallery projects! 1 day 5 hours ago
A trilogy of talks by Oscar winning film producer begins this Friday at @sunderlanduni Free but need to book. http://t.co/s1CtpRZ6oD 1 day 6 hours ago
Big mention in the @TheJournalNews for @ArtsCtrWton and it's funding success. http://t.co/C3oFkYlyeH 1 day 9 hours ago

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