Museums and Galleries
Sunderland is home to a number of great museums and galleries that showcase the talent, culture and history that our region has to offer.
Sunderland Museum - Library and Winter Gardens is located in the heart of our city, and you can find everything you ever wanted to know about Sunderland in one place; including the famous Wallace the Lion! Meanwhile the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, which you'll find inside the famous National Glass Centre is a recent addition, which showcases contemporary art installations and works from artists across Europe.
For a slice of North East history, which ranges from shipbuilding to engineering, there are plenty of museums in Sunderland that provide a glimpse into our past, and make a great family day out. Bowes Railway takes visitors back in time, as you explore the colliery railways - some of the first modern railways in the world - which put Sunderland on the map.
Or, why not pay a visit to the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum which boasts a collection of aircraft, military vehicles and more, which illustrate Sunderland's diverse history?
Spend your next weekend exploring Sunderland's finest art galleries and museums or add to your 'must-sees' on your next visit...