Welcome to our city by the sea

From beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries, there's plenty to see and do in Sunderland. Many of the city's attractions are free and all offer a great family day out, packed with fun.

Sunderland is a welcoming, bustling city set right on the coast and at the mouth of the River Wear. It boasts wide sandy beaches and acres of relaxing and invigorating green spaces. Culturally its offer includes Sunderland Empire Theatre, National Glass Centre and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, while its underground music scene is considered one of the most vibrant in the UK. This proud city by the sea also has a fascinating history, outstanding sporting attractions and a family-friendly programme of events and festivals.

 

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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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RT : Sunderland chefs named amongst best in the country for Italian food at national awards 🇮🇹🍴🍝🍕🍅… https://t.co/j5nGChte78 17 hours 27 min ago
If you're heading to this weekend, please book your tickets online in advance. https://t.co/hVbc2I9VMO 22 hours 17 min ago
RT : Much better views tonight!! Has anyone seen it yet? https://t.co/T2m9Ult0N7 1 day 12 hours ago
Brilliant idea, making the most of our city by the sea, if you're brave enough! https://t.co/u1xQDZpNA8 1 day 13 hours ago
RT : Iluminating Colour: New Work by Cate Watkinson and Colin Rennie is now open - until 11 March 2018. https://t.co/2PibUMeJfZ 1 day 13 hours ago
Hi, yes, can you email events@sunderland.gov.uk with your details please? Thanks 2 days 13 hours ago
Planning activities for half-term week? Check out our school holidays ideas here: https://t.co/S9UO9E6UYx https://t.co/DKW224U5CQ 2 days 13 hours ago
RT : Next Thurs & Fri, 26 / 27 Oct we're having a Spooky Science Party! 👻Suitable for kids 5+, tickets £5, adults free.… https://t.co/q3qdSmbDTw 2 days 13 hours ago
is back in Roker Park tonight and until 29 Oct, for half-term. Book tickets online now: https://t.co/A7XaggmHel 2 days 21 hours ago
RT : Autumn mornings https://t.co/uaxX23lvA5 2 days 21 hours ago
Well this all looks fang-tastic for next week 👻🕷🎃 https://t.co/qYyst2erFG 3 days 14 hours ago
Mamma Mia! This sensational feel-good musical is at for the first time now. Don't miss it!… https://t.co/y0JEHcEO6m 3 days 18 hours ago
Excellent advice here ⬇️ https://t.co/pHXlAlRsR9 3 days 19 hours ago
The Festival of Light at reopens tomorrow until 29 October for half-term fun! Book online https://t.co/xyhTquqplj 4 days 56 min ago

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