Collections at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens has a fine collection of paintings including one of the largest collections of Lowry paintings.

The collections have been growing since early in the 19th century, and are still expanding, with particular emphasis on North East industrial and social history (including shipbuilding and coal mining), natural history, geology, glass and pottery made on Wearside, 19th and 20th century art, work by L S Lowry, archaeology and ethnography.

Highlights of the collection on display include the largest collection of Sunderland lustreware pottery in the world, the Londonderry glass table service (made on Wearside in the 1820s) and a very rare fossil Gliding Reptile (Coelurosauravus) which is 250 million years old.

The Winter Gardens houses an excellent botanical collection of over 2000 plants and trees, displayed to their full splendour in naturalistic settings under a single-span 30 metre dome.

Visitors can see growing examples of many important plants from around the world, such as tea, coffee, sugar, citrus fruits, date palms, bananas, pineapple, mango, the vanilla orchid and gingers, as well as a number of plants that are used to make important medicines.

Search Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens collections at http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/collections/search-our-collections.html

Did you know?

2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.

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