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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...
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....
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 ...
05/05/2018 to 03/06/2018
Discover amazing facts about Sunderland's history as you travel back in time. Find the clues and gather the evidence to claim a prize. Tickets for the trail are £2.50 per child and can be purchased...
08/05/2018 to 02/06/2018
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. 'Believe the hype' New York Post 'Easily the...
24/05/2018
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for toddlers in the Worlds Alive Gallery overlooking the Winter Gardens. £3 per child and £2 per additional child/sibling. Please e-mail museumlearning@...
30/05/2018
Come and take part in our creative art event, curated by young people from Sunderland. Have a go at making jewellery, painted body art and other crafts - no need to book, just drop in during either...

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Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

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