Leonardo Da Vinci: A life in drawing

Friday, February 1, 2019 to Monday, May 6, 2019

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master’s greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a nationwide event, will give the widest ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist. 12 drawings selected to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany – will be shown at each venue in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland – meaning Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is the only opportunity to see this work between Leeds and Scotland!

Following these exhibitions, in May 2019 the drawings will then be brought together to form part of an exhibition of over 200 sheets at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the largest exhibition of Leonardo’s work in over 65 years. A selection of 80 drawings will then travel to The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in November 2019, the largest group of Leonardo’s works ever shown in Scotland.

Tickets to see Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens are available in 1 hour time slots and can be purchased below or at the Visitor Services desk in the museum.

Please note you must purchase a ticket to view this exhibition, however there is no entry charge to the other exhibitions in the museum .

Prices
Adults: £2.50 admission
Under 16s: free entry
Carers (ID may be required): free entry

To purchase tickets click here

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Did you know?

Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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