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.  
Hetton Colliery Railway
In the early 19th century, coal, steam and machines transformed Britain. It was an age of technological innovation, hard graft and pushing the boundaries  - epitomised by the birth of the railways.   One of the worlds first was the Hetton Colliery Railway, designed by giant of the industrial age ...
National Glass Centre
  You’ll never look at, or through, glass in the same way again. Discover how glass arrived in Britain, how it’s made and how it’s become something we all take for granted at the National Glass Centre. Learn how Benedict Biscop first brought glass making to Sunderland, and Britain, in the 7th...
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
The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopened in March 2018, within the National Glass Centre. A generous 3000 square foot new home for visual contemporary arts has been created, with an initial focus on artists whose work is being created across Europe. The gallery's opening programme also...
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
  Due to the latest national lockdown restrictions Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and City Library @ Museum & Winter Gardens will be closed to the public until further notice. In line with government guidance, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens shop will reopen on Monday 12th April....

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L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.

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Looking for a great family day out in a friendly, exciting city by the sea? Looking for fascinating museums, cute wildlife and plenty of space for your little ones to run off their excess energy? Look no more because Sunderland ticks all those boxes and more. Here are our ten best things for all of the family to do in Sunderland.

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