Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens is a great place for the whole family to spend a day, giving you lots to see and do. Situated in the heart of the city, the museum has four floors of galleries and exhibitions. Learn the story of the city and its people and of fascinating worlds beyond. Our programme of special exhibitions features both local and national collections, brought here through links with national museums. Regular events and activities for all ages, as well as our beautiful newly refurbished shop and cafe mean that there are so many reasons for you to visit us time and time again.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

All spaces
Mon - Sat 10.00-16.00
Sun 12.00-16.00

Ground floor galleries, shop and Winter Gardens
Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5pm
Wed 9.30am - 7pm

Admission charges

Admission is free for everyone. Some events may have a charge.

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
Getting there

By car
A1
Take the exit at Jct 62 on A1 northbound or southbound
Follow A690 for Sunderland
Then A1231 for Hendon, follow signs for Civic Centre on Burdon Road.
A19
Take the exit for A183 on A19 southbound
Take the exit for A690 on A19 northbound
Then A1231 for Hendon, follow signs for Civic Centre on Burdon Road

By Metro/Train
The nearest Tyne & Wear Metro station is Sunderland. This station also operates trains to Newcastle and Middlesbrough and is about 100m walk from the Museum

By bus
Numerous buses stop along Fawcett Street, Borough Road and Burdon Road, all of which are within two minutes walk of the Museum. These include Stagecoach buses 23, E1, E6 plus Go North East 33, 35 and 36.

Additional info

Baby changing facility available

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

World Cultures, Weapons and War, Social History, Science and Technology, Natural Sciences, Maritime, Land Transport, Industry, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection

Getting there

By car
A1
Take the exit at Jct 62 on A1 northbound or southbound
Follow A690 for Sunderland
Then A1231 for Hendon, follow signs for Civic Centre on Burdon Road.
A19
Take the exit for A183 on A19 southbound
Take the exit for A690 on A19 northbound
Then A1231 for Hendon, follow signs for Civic Centre on Burdon Road

By Metro/Train
The nearest Tyne & Wear Metro station is Sunderland. This station also operates trains to Newcastle and Middlesbrough and is about 100m walk from the Museum

By bus
Numerous buses stop along Fawcett Street, Borough Road and Burdon Road, all of which are within two minutes walk of the Museum. These include Stagecoach buses 23, E1, E6 plus Go North East 33, 35 and 36.

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Burdon Road
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR1 1PP
England

Website

http://www.sunderlandmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

museums@sunderland.gov.uk

Telephone

0191 561 2323

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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