Museums & Galleries

Bowes Railway
In light of the most recent government measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus Bowes Railway will be closed to the public until further notice.  Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section, designed by...
Newly refurbished Fulwell Mill and Tea Room now open to visitors! Mill tours each Saturday 11am - 1.30pm Tea Room open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 2pm Special events all year round - keep checking here for the latest news.  
National Glass Centre
In light of the most recent government measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art will be closed to the public from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March until further notice. We have taken this decision in the best interests of our...
North East Land Sea and Air Museum
The North East Land Sea and Air Museum will be closed from 18 March 2020 for the foreseeable future. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Please Click here for the latest updates.   The volunteers at the North East Land Sea and Air Museum have created several collections in one museum. The...
Ergin Cavusoglu installation
In light of the most recent government measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art will be closed to the public from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March until further notice. We have taken this decision in the best interests of our...
Ryhope Engines Museum
The Ryhope Engines Museum is based on the Ryhope Pumping Station which was built in 1868 to supply water to the Sunderland area. The station ceased operation in 1967 - after 100 years of continuous use. The Museum is now regarded as one of the finest industrial monuments in the North East of...
Family having fun at Sunderland Museum
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens re-opened its doors to the public on 13 July and you are now able to access all floor spaces of the museum.  We recognise how important it is that when you visit the Museum it is safe to do so.  So we’ve been busy making sure we have safety measures in place to...
In December 1775 Robert Shafto, Sir Gilfrid Lawson and Dr. James Musgrave, the Lords of the Manor of Washington, leased the coal under the northern part of the parish to William Russel and Partners.  Russel was a coal fitter (shipping agent) from Sunderland and also owned the famous Wallsend...

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Sunderland will welcome over 50 Tall Ships for the first time, when we are the start port for the 2018 races, from 11-14 July.

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