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...

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Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.


RT : Huge thanks to all the cultural organisations who worked on the Tall Ships school programme this week! We delivered… https://t.co/9BHbGN08Dm 2 hours 25 min ago
RT : Fancy a dramatic evening?🎭🎭😀 Come to the museum next Mon, 30 July for The Desert Queen - The Adventurous Life of Ge… https://t.co/A09Yvi8tSX 4 hours 3 min ago
RT : Rhod Gilbert to return to for one night only * 9 March 2019 * with The Book of… https://t.co/ETjjJmBa0B 4 hours 4 min ago
RT : The fabulous 'Bottle of Dreams'🎭 is coming to the Museum & Winter Gardens next Mon, Tue and Wed, 23-25 July😃 Perfor… https://t.co/tHPxuir2JK 4 hours 20 min ago
RT : Missing the sun today? Download magazine and imagine yourself somewhere tropical- FREE with… https://t.co/e35KmD4TFP 4 hours 29 min ago
RT : Fantastic feedback from the global race organisers , we’re so proud to have been a host Port.… https://t.co/rRG9Zgt3IP 1 day 3 hours ago
RT : Morning everyone, anyone else got the post Tall Ships blues? Never fear, we’ve got some brilliant photos that are w… https://t.co/V1UQvoIcZT 1 day 3 hours ago
RT : If like us, you’re already missing ...we hope these North Sea pics of Racing action☺️ 💕 help… https://t.co/4swvNpPfbH 1 day 3 hours ago
RT : Magnificent Mir leading the Parade of Sail past Roker Pier. https://t.co/iAQ7YgG95c 2 days 19 hours ago
RT : An amazing end to ’s performance https://t.co/bfZWr6mXVd 3 days 4 hours ago
RT : Here we go! ☀️The sun is out and we’ve got a FREE day full of live music, kids activities, workshops, street food a… https://t.co/sJYyvpc8Fh 3 days 4 hours ago
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RT : Entertainment in Sunderland just reached new heights! Seeing the amazingly brave artists from climb t… https://t.co/iEISJxzEEK 3 days 4 hours ago
RT : It’s our last day 😢 but it’s going to be brilliant. The sun is already shining and there’s plenty going on. Find ou… https://t.co/ocLu2zALQ7 3 days 4 hours ago
RT : Well done to the cast of ! Fantastic performance at ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ , on to a so… https://t.co/NRJpfnlSSS 4 days 15 hours ago


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