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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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24/03/2018 to 10/06/2018
The BP Portrait Award 2017  showcases outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing images of famous faces, the...
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...
31/01/2018 to 24/03/2018
Calling all young artists!  We are looking for submissions from young people aged 11 – 20 for this year’s Youth Arts Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the gallery space at Arts Centre...
Every week, every Thursday until Thu Mar 22 2018.
22/02/2018 to 22/03/2018
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for toddlers in the Worlds Alive gallery overlooking the Winter Gardens. Cost is £3 per child, £2 per additional child/sibling. Please email museumlearning@...
17/03/2018 to 15/04/2018
Can you find all the dinosaur eggs hiding in the Museum and Winter Gardens? Find each one and crack the mystery code to win a dinosaur-themed prize! £2.50 per entry, purchase your trail at the museum...
20/03/2018 to 31/03/2018
The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to round the UK and returns to Sunderland in March 2018! This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide,...
2018 marks the centenary of women gaining the vote.  The struggle of women to make that happen was to have a profound effect on the lives of everyone during the 20th Century.  This lecture looks at...
24/03/2018 to 10/06/2018
Borrow a backpack to go exploring the amazing portraits in the BP Portrait Award exhibition, with Eddie the Teddy. Try different puzzles and challenges using the materials provided in the backpack....


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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