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 Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, 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.

 

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Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

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It's a Mixtape Xmas at tonight! Looks like a fab night out - Part comedy sketch show, part music qui… https://t.co/MvDPx4zMKN 2 hours 56 min ago
Only two more sleeps until becomes awash with Swash and Buckle! Peter Pan soars into on 14… https://t.co/xiBKD7kBSr 3 hours 15 min ago
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We’ve just had a sneaky preview of this fantastic exhibition, coming to our 1st Feb - 6th M… https://t.co/Upu4wBf16d 20 hours 15 min ago
RT : Reindeer dashed around the Bridges on Sunday to help raise funds for and ! Check out the highli… https://t.co/YFz3itRKrN 22 hours 29 min ago
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Keep that Christmas vibe going, why not join the Hillsong Church tonight for Carols in the stunning Sunderland Mins… https://t.co/Z9CS2NUBt9 1 day 9 min ago
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RT : Lost & Found pop-up exhibition at Mackie's Corner today, Thurs and Fri. Discover Sunderland's lost heritage in an i… https://t.co/mmpsn6IrZh 1 day 1 hour ago
Free car parking in all council car parks after 3pm every week day until Christmas PLUS free all day the next two S… https://t.co/YN3k68qB5E 1 day 3 hours ago
Lots of lovely festive fun this week! https://t.co/zsgIDcbqqd 1 day 21 hours ago
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RT : Attention local film makers! The wonderful Sunderland Shorts Film Festival () is back from 9-11 May 2… https://t.co/VFr3nDkCH9 6 days 2 hours ago
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