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.


Stories from Sunderland...

Did you know?

Sunderland Airshow celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to enjoy magnificent flying displays and activities on the ground.


Difficult to pick a favourite from the 53 entries in the Awards but Cecilia has definitely caught our e… https://t.co/j72aSwTEUD 4 hours 43 min ago
We’re at the launch of the Awards exhibition and the painting are amazing. The exhibition i… https://t.co/Sl7xo0m8Ay 4 hours 52 min ago
RT : You can help the spread the word about the Tall Ships fleet coming to Sunderland, the first port in the Tall Ships… https://t.co/5x7yde7YjK 7 hours 30 min ago
RT : We are delighted that the restoration project is up for a gong in the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)… https://t.co/5G3wwMxh3C 7 hours 33 min ago
RT : Oh what a night! The REVIEWS are coming in and it looks like the PRESS NIGHT for was a hit! ♥️🎭 Runn… https://t.co/iBDsaJeYHL 7 hours 35 min ago
RT : Now only 2 days from opening of our next exhibition – the BP Portrait Award 2017 represents… https://t.co/Jc5YorDWSH 7 hours 36 min ago
Have you seen our lovely artwork of seafront events and attractions at Seaburn Metro station? We’re biased but it l… https://t.co/xFcxSo9SQb 1 day 2 hours ago
RT : Our new exhibition opens 10am on Sat 24 March - the BP Portrait Award 2017. Previously on show at https://t.co/wTFZnYgGbC 1 day 7 hours ago
RT : Great time earlier with and in preparation for and Active Sun… https://t.co/9ehu3c9jjC 1 day 8 hours ago
RT : 3 days to go! Join us for the opening of the new NGCA and the preview of Fiona Crisp: Material Sight this Friday 23… https://t.co/8wroUBD2XL 1 day 9 hours ago
RT : Dur dur dur… War of the Worlds (the comedy version) comes to ACW 6 April! Join as they recreate dead… https://t.co/hfAD9UfRLU 1 day 9 hours ago
RT : What a beautiful morning with at Port of Sunderland! https://t.co/62wlYQlCk0 1 day 11 hours ago
RT : It's ! Why not visit Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens to celebrate it! FREE & open… https://t.co/d85gmirq91 1 day 13 hours ago
If you’ve never seen , it’s third time lucky. This fantastic show is on until 31 March. https://t.co/1GAfAGP4Bs 1 day 13 hours ago
We couldn’t agree more , the North East coast is beautiful, and we spotted our lovely in… https://t.co/D8oRXIfhvq 2 days 3 hours ago


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