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There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

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24/03/2018 to 10/06/2018
The BP Portrait Award 2017  showcases outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing images of famous faces, the...
Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 31/12/2018
Hidden amongst the lush vegetation of our indoor garden a whole series of amazing dinosaur models are waiting to be discovered. See a baby T Rex as it hatches from its giant egg, watch a stegosaurus...
31/01/2018 to 24/03/2018
Calling all young artists!  We are looking for submissions from young people aged 11 – 20 for this year’s Youth Arts Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the gallery space at Arts Centre...
Every week, every Thursday until Thu Mar 22 2018.
22/02/2018 to 22/03/2018
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for toddlers in the Worlds Alive gallery overlooking the Winter Gardens. Cost is £3 per child, £2 per additional child/sibling. Please email museumlearning@...
17/03/2018 to 15/04/2018
Can you find all the dinosaur eggs hiding in the Museum and Winter Gardens? Find each one and crack the mystery code to win a dinosaur-themed prize! £2.50 per entry, purchase your trail at the museum...
20/03/2018 to 31/03/2018
The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to round the UK and returns to Sunderland in March 2018! This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide,...
2018 marks the centenary of women gaining the vote.  The struggle of women to make that happen was to have a profound effect on the lives of everyone during the 20th Century.  This lecture looks at...
24/03/2018 to 10/06/2018
Borrow a backpack to go exploring the amazing portraits in the BP Portrait Award exhibition, with Eddie the Teddy. Try different puzzles and challenges using the materials provided in the backpack....


Did you know?

L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.


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 45 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 54 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 32 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 35 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 37 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 38 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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