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 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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RT : We’re open as usual from 9.30am. Thanks for your patience whilst we closed for the day and also for the lovely mess… https://t.co/0p2OJlC6yL 19 hours 56 min ago
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RT : NOTICE: WWT Washington is temporarily closed for a few days. We have some poorly birds and our staff need to put al… https://t.co/KzaJzUYfJZ 2 days 9 hours ago
It’s a beauty of a day at the beach today! https://t.co/AWesmjrLaC 2 days 18 hours ago
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What a fantastic day! Duke and Duchess of Cambridge https://t.co/80cx1rBQdJ 3 days 18 hours ago
RT : Beautiful day for a Royal visit! 3 days 20 hours ago
RT : Saturday mornings like they used to be. This could get messy.......VERY messy! Anarchic comedy, circus and magic fo… https://t.co/Q3CBbYNypO 4 days 9 hours ago
RT : First day of install of Fiona Crisp's solo show 'Material Sight' in the new NGCA gallery... preview Friday 23 March… https://t.co/B1EX6SJoTT 5 days 9 hours ago
RT : Sat 3 March from 10am-4pm, 'Mind, Body and Soul'. A perfect way to re-energise yourself, various activities inc yog… https://t.co/r36aWxBKtw 5 days 14 hours ago
Registrations for Penshaw Bowl are now open! It’s a free event, taking place on Good Friday, 30 March at Herrington… https://t.co/wTgRQgvYiP 1 week 1 day ago
RT : The Nose That Nobody Picked is a rip-snorting family musical adapted for the stage from the award-winning book by D… https://t.co/MVvffyqmk2 1 week 3 days ago
RT : Watch at 8pm tomorrow, (Thursday, February 15) to see the Red Arrows feature in the latest episode of Sea C… https://t.co/cq5cv6CZug 1 week 3 days ago

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