What's on

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

What's on today? What's on this week?

E.g., 16/08/2018
E.g., 16/08/2018
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...
02/06/2018 to 02/09/2018
Follow the trail to explore the sea-themed treasures in the Museum collections and find out more about Sunderland's proud maritime history. Uncover the clues and answer the questions to claim a prize...
02/06/2018 to 02/09/2018
Dress up in maritime costume on our very own ship's deck and take a sea-themed selfie! This will be in the Open Space Gallery in the Museum, for more information call (0191) 561 2323.
29/06/2018 to 23/09/2018
John Kippin: Based on a True Story, Works 1984 ̶ 2018 Preview: Thursday 28 June, 6.00 - 9.00pm Exhibition: 29 June  ̶  23 September 2018 Based on a True Story surveys forty years of making art in...
02/07/2018 to 24/09/2018
Hylton Dene Health Walks Held every Monday evening (except Bank Holidays), from July 2nd to September 24th, the walks will take you on a picturesque tour through historic parkland. You will be able...
10/07/2018 to 11/09/2018
Could you be the next King or Queen of Sunderland? Join in round one of Kings and Queens and see if you have what it takes to win a spot on the main stage! Round two 17th July, round three 24th July...
21/07/2018 to 02/09/2018
Marvellous Madagascar Trail Saturday 21 July – Sunday 2 September Museum opening hours From Traveller’s Palms to lemurs, discover the amazing plants and animals of Madagascar on an explorer trail in...

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Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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