Port 300

Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Sunday, February 25, 2018

300 years of the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland

The exhibition tells the important and fascinating story of how Port of Sunderland developed into a major trading port following the creation of the River Wear Commissioners in 1717, and the economic and industrial success that followed.

Exhibits will include paintings and prints, maps, photographs, documents, objects and models from the Museum’s own extensive collections as well as a specially commissioned short film and a programme of events and activities

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Did you know?

Sunderland is one of the few cities in the UK to have a river, beautiful coastline and two award winning beaches at Roker and Seaburn.

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