Museums & Galleries

National Glass Centre
You’ll never look at, or through, glass in the same way again. Discover how glass arrived in Britain, how it’s made and how it’s become something we all take for granted at the National Glass Centre. Learn how Benedict Biscop first brought glass making to Sunderland, and Britain, in the 7th Century...
North East Land Sea and Air Museum
The volunteers at the North East Land Sea and Air Museum have created several collections in one museum. The North East Aircraft Museum has a diverse collection of aircraft; from passnger aircraft to training planes and a mighty Vulcan. The Military Vehicle Museum has a collection of smaller...
Ryhope Engines Museum
The Ryhope Engines Museum is based on the Ryhope Pumping Station which was built in 1868 to supply water to the Sunderland area. The station ceased operation in 1967 - after 100 years of continuous use. The Museum is now regarded as one of the finest industrial monuments in the North East of...
Family having fun at Sunderland Museum
Discover Sunderland’s fascinating history in one place. With a collection dating back to 1846 there are plenty of surprises at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Perhaps the most famous object of all is Wallace the Lion. Wallace was part of a touring wild animal show which visited Sunderland...
Washington 'F' Pit Miners
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...

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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.

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