Welcome to our city by the sea

From beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries, there's plenty to see and do in Sunderland. 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?

L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.


Major First World War commemoration event July 10; top quality film + family friendly activities: https://t.co/eThnM1qune 17 hours 56 min ago
RT : Going to see Beyoncé? Extra buses, special DaySaver and a direct X0 service from Newcastle: https://t.co/60jvtiak4M https://t.co/YRETFprlL5 1 day 19 min ago
Timings for Beyoncé, in TODAY! Have a great time if you're going. https://t.co/tsOz0Egw3V 1 day 2 hours ago
And the action just keeps on coming in . , tonight, 8pm. https://t.co/LiUlQLFSoN 1 day 21 hours ago
Hurray, festival is back for another year! Taking place this weekend, there's something for everyone. https://t.co/pH3sZN5RSN 1 day 22 hours ago
Don't forget about the armed forces event taking place at Seaburn this weekend. Lots of family fun! https://t.co/VV7mpAQ1r3 4 days 17 hours ago
RT : Last few tkts available for at tonight by ...https://t.co/MmjqmRpHKJ https://t.co/fixuOjTEVY 5 days 16 hours ago
Looking very impressive down lots of big cranes for a very big concert! https://t.co/x27m4yCcTg 5 days 16 hours ago
More pics of beautiful blue skies over sunny Sunderland... this time https://t.co/0h9d7KAMqp 5 days 20 hours ago
Another great day down at Seaburn, excellently captured. https://t.co/SUbFszd3cB 5 days 21 hours ago
It's a canny morning down at our Blue Flag award winning Seaburn beach... https://t.co/N0o0gzwMuh 6 days 23 hours ago
Who's heading for a spot of Edelweiss tonight then? It's for The Sound of Music https://t.co/BJi8e1rnah 1 week 16 hours ago
RT : Looking for somewhere to watch tonight's massive match? Well don't despair the is here! https://t.co/TqDZpe6ns5 1 week 1 day ago
Lots if family fun this weekend at Seaburn to celebrate our armed forces. https://t.co/sYWpj2dpwK 1 week 1 day ago
So excited to support this in Sunderland! It's going to be a fantastic event across the whole of Tyne & Wear. https://t.co/tDTK4FeQvw 1 week 4 days ago


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