Museums & Galleries

Monkwearmouth Station Museum exterior
The museum is housed in an outstanding grade 2* listed 1840s station building, commissioned by the famous railway entrepreneur George Hudson, displaying many original features such as the ticket booths, fireplaces and shuttered windows. The station has once again been brought to life through...
National Glass Centre
Sit and have a coffee by the river overlooking the busy Port, take a walk on the glass roof if you dare and watch a demonstration of glass blowing, you can even have a go yourself!
This large gallery on the top floor of the library is a hidden gem. Its programme of art has gained great critical acclaim, often featuring the work of exciting emerging artists. Young children can channel their inspiration into creating their own masterpiece in the Drawing Room.
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Discover the history of the city from its prehistoric past to the present day. Exciting displays interpret the wide variety of collections, using hands-on exhibits, media interactive stations and video presentations. Visit the Koi Carp in the Winter Gardens, climb to the top and look down over the...
Washington 'F' Pit
Step back in time and remember the region's coalmining heritage. See the impressive winding engine which once took pitmen to the coalface and brought coal to the surface, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was sunk in 1777, became the largest coal-producing pit at the colliery...

Did you know?

2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.


Even our students agree Sunderland is the place to be... :-) @Whatuni @sunderlanduni 20 hours 55 min ago
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Not long left now to get along to @NGCASunderland and see @CaravanGallery exhibition, on until May 1. Don’t miss it. 21 hours 56 min ago
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Singer/songwriter @PaulLiddell launches his new album ‘Andelain’ at Sunderland Minster tonight, 7pm. 1 day 56 min ago
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