Sunderland's favourite destination

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens combines a museum, art gallery, exhibition space and Winter Gardens to create a stunning visitor attraction in the heart of Sunderland city centre.

In the Museum visitors can discover the history of the city from its prehistoric past to the present day. Exciting displays interpret the wide variety of collections, using hands-on exhibits, media interactive stations and video presentations.

The Art Gallery features paintings by L S Lowry, as the museum has the largest collections of works by Lowry outside of Salford, together with Victorian masterpieces and artefacts from the four corners of the world.
The stunning Winter Gardens stimulate the senses with over 2,000 flowers and plants brought together in a spectacular showcase of the world's natural beauty.

The Museum holds an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions which are accompanied by activities and events for all ages.

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Sunderland City Council.