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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens welcomes visits from organised groups including home educated children, out of school clubs, community groups, adult learners, College and University groups. There are also volunteering opportunities at the Museum. Please contact us for more information, or complete an online enquiry form

Home Educated Children and Out of School Clubs

Please contact Jennie or Marie in the Public Engagement and Learning Team to plan your visit. This could include facilitated sessions with our staff or guidance about the learning resources to best suit your group.

Community Groups

Community groups can book a guided tour of the Museum or Winter Gardens (subject to availability). The Museum can also loan out artefacts to your community group through the Museum in a Box service (charges apply). Please contact Jennie or Marie in the Public Engagement and Learning Team on museumlearning@sunderland.gov.uk or call 0191 5612323.

Adult Learners

There are regular monthly talks on Saturday afternoons run by the Friends of Sunderland Museums and drop in textile demonstrations on Wednesday afternoons.

College and University Groups

The Public Engagement and Learning Team can provide talks to trainee teachers, travel and tourism, event management and business students. Students can find out how the Museum works, explore museum careers or volunteer time to support our busy events programme. For more information  please contact Jennie or Marie in the Public Engagement and Learning Team on museumlearning@sunderland.gov.uk or call 0191 5612323

Did you know?

Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.


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