Port 300

Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Sunday, February 25, 2018

300 years of the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland

The exhibition tells the important and fascinating story of how Port of Sunderland developed into a major trading port following the creation of the River Wear Commissioners in 1717, and the economic and industrial success that followed.

Exhibits will include paintings and prints, maps, photographs, documents, objects and models from the Museum’s own extensive collections as well as a specially commissioned short film and a programme of events and activities

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Did you know?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.


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We’re at the launch of the Awards exhibition and the painting are amazing. The exhibition i… https://t.co/Sl7xo0m8Ay 4 hours 51 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 29 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 32 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 34 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
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