Planning a Visit

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Planning a visit
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens welcomes visiting schools at all key stages. Schools can book teacher-led visits and sessions facilitated by museum staff. Learning resources are available to support your visit.

Contact us to make an enquiry

Teacher-led visits
Teachers can make self-led visits with their class. There are free downloadable learning resources to support self-led visits. We recommend teachers make a pre-visit and book their coat and bag storage and packed lunch spaces in advance

Drop-offs and parking
The Museum has no parking. There is an extended bus stop on Burdon Road beside the Museum entrance for drop offs. The postcode is SR1 1PP. Minibus pay and display parking is on Tatham Street, a 5 minute walk from the Museum entrance.

Learning sessions
Schools visiting the Museum & Winter Gardens can book facilitated learning sessions  linked to our collections and the national curriculum. These are charged at £50 for up to an hour and £75 for up to 2 hours. Learning sessions must be pre-booked. Contact Jennie or Marie on 0191 5612323.

Health and safety
Please download our hazard identification trails to help you write your risk assessment.

Did you know?

Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.


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