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There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

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Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 31/12/2018
Hidden amongst the lush vegetation of our indoor garden a whole series of amazing dinosaur models are waiting to be discovered. See a baby T Rex as it hatches from its giant egg, watch a stegosaurus...
24/03/2018 to 09/09/2018
Young Glass  An exhibition created in collaboration with the Danish Gallery, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, presenting the finest examples of work by international, early career artists working in glass. Young...
01/05/2018 to 22/07/2018
Our region has fantastic habitats and landscapes that support thousands of species. This competition asked people to show the very best of the North East's wildlife. See the winners and runners-up ...
02/06/2018 to 22/07/2018
This exhibition of Britain's naval heroes includes a famous portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery in London. It also features paintings of sea battles and...
18/06/2018 to 23/06/2018
Internationally renowned, award winning Steve Michaels stars as Elvis. His masterful renditions of The King and his music have garnered him worldwide fame, and appearances alongside the extraordinary...
28/06/2018 to 01/07/2018
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has...
30/06/2018
Ahoy Matey! Have your Pirate costumes at the ready as we set sail for a free, fun packed day for all of the family.  From learning how to build a ship to searching for missing pirate treasure there's...
11/07/2018 to 14/07/2018
As the start host port for The Tall Ships Races 2018, Sunderland will welcome a spectacular fleet of Tall Ships that will travel from all corners of the globe to reach the city and share in the...

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Did you know?

St Peter's Church in Monkwearmouth formed part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow, which was home to the author of the first history of England, the Venerable Bede.

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