Welcome to our city by the sea

From beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries, there's plenty to see and do in Sunderland. Many of the city's attractions are free and all offer a great family day out, packed with fun.

Sunderland is a welcoming, bustling city set right on the coast and at the mouth of the River Wear. It boasts wide sandy beaches and acres of relaxing and invigorating green spaces. Culturally its offer includes Sunderland Empire Theatre, National Glass Centre and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, while its underground music scene is considered one of the most vibrant in the UK. This proud city by the sea also has a fascinating history, outstanding sporting attractions and a family-friendly programme of events and festivals.


Stories from Sunderland...

Did you know?

Sunderland will welcome over 50 Tall Ships for the first time, when we are the start port for the 2018 races, from 11-14 July.


RT : Tickets on at the following venues : Looking Glass (Mon-Sat 9am-4pm) Bar Justice (Thur -Fri 4pm-1, Sat 12-1) Gi… https://t.co/8Uv8fFTBij 16 hours 49 min ago
RT : From graduate shows to Cirque Bijou, Summer Streets and the Tall Ships. So much going on now in : We are… https://t.co/pnwl9il1Cr 16 hours 56 min ago
RT : I'm really excited to announce I have an upcoming exhibition on Forgiveness. Opens 28th, September… https://t.co/8GWSrgv3Cn 17 hours 27 min ago
RT : Watch out, Sunderland! Those Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians are coming to this November! Tickets o… https://t.co/Nuxgnd9fae 19 hours 44 min ago
RT : Volunteering with Roker Heritage Group is an invaluable way of engaging with local heritage and preserving the lega… https://t.co/jxfUO7JkEy 19 hours 45 min ago
RT : Ahoy there landlubbers! ⚓️🌊⛵️ Fancy getting your sea legs on a Tall Ships cruise? In today's Echo we're giving awa… https://t.co/IsmXkmWlyD 21 hours 25 min ago
Bet you’ve never been to a party on a venue like this before? Sounds brilliant! https://t.co/UxL4VRa307 21 hours 36 min ago
Now this is something we would love to get involved in ! Who doesn't love a good cream tea, and w… https://t.co/zhUz4h8A5C 21 hours 42 min ago
RT : check-in now open for 🌞🌞 Brand-new 80s musical - set to your favourite, & the m… https://t.co/uIoZXQYQPh 23 hours 53 min ago
RT : ICYMI - Something BIG is landing this October! 🚛🚛 It will take 16 x 45-foot trailers to move Cameron Mackintosh’s e… https://t.co/P66LXvC43x 1 day 40 min ago
“I had no idea what to expect from visiting Sunderland, but I have every intention of returning.” A lovely review o… https://t.co/T7pHO0ETmp 3 days 17 hours ago
The fanzone and big screen looking great in Park Lane today, plenty of people enjoying their lunch breaks with a sp… https://t.co/JnVUvRuUMb 4 days 19 hours ago
RT : Another great guided walk planned with coastal ranger, Ian Graham, and DWT https://t.co/lv6DYFmJbk 5 days 16 hours ago
RT : You had your homecoming gig last weekend - tonight it is our turn - following in your footsteps and pe… https://t.co/00Xco8hUBZ 5 days 16 hours ago


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