Rainy Day Activities: Sunderland Museum

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is a great place for the whole family to spend the day – and it’s free.

Situated at the heart of the city, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is a treasure house waiting to be discovered.

Visit four floors of exciting galleries and exhibitions, telling the story of the city and its people, and of fascinating worlds beyond.

Partnerships with national museums mean that Sunderland features some of the nation’s treasures through an exciting programme of special exhibitions. Regular events and activities for all ages mean that there are loads of reasons to come back again and again.

Also take some time to explore the lush planting Winter Gardens. Sit by the pool and watch the colourful Koi carp, listen to the rush of water from the amazing water features, and soak up the unique tropical atmosphere in this haven of tranquility.

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Exterior with LionExterior of Winter Gardens © See it Do it Sunderland
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