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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Burdon Road, Sunderland SR1 1PP, England
+44 191 561 2323
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Not bad

I always use this place when its bad weather, always fascinated looking around. Place has some good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom
via mobile

I visited here with my 2 children and was pleasantly surprised at how good it actually is - better... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peterlee, United Kingdom
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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens is a great place for the whole family to spend a day, giving you lots to see and do. Situated in the heart of the city, the museum has four floors of exciting galleries and exhibitions waiting to be discovered. Learn the story of the city and its people and of fascinating worlds beyond. A programme of special exhibitions features both our own amazing collections as well as some of the nation's treasures, brought here through out links with national museums. Regular events and activities for all ages, mean that there are so many reasons to come back, again and again. Admission to the museum is free. Charges may apply to some exhibitions. Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm and 12 - 4pm Sundays
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Burdon Road, Sunderland SR1 1PP, England
+44 191 561 2323
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always use this place when its bad weather, always fascinated looking around. Place has some good stuff in.

Thank Lisabu0201
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited here with my 2 children and was pleasantly surprised at how good it actually is - better than most of the museums we have been to that charge an entry fee. There is something for all ages and we will definitely be visiting...More

Thank 22Jill
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. We travelled there on Public transport and it was just a short walk from the station. Free to get in, the staff were friendly and helpful. We really liked the way the museum was laid out -...More

Thank northumbrimum
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited today and I've got to say I wasn't overly pleased. We weren't there long at all. We traveled from Newcastle and I wish we just stayed local and went to the museums here we were around and out the museum with in 20mins!...More

Thank hannahlily92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our three children, 10, 5 and 4 completed the treasure trail and were delighted to receive their prizes at the end. They were kept occupied throughout looking for clues and loved the dinosaurs.

Thank janice_davison
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The heat from that room is stupidly hot and the whole biding looks like it's falling apart would not recommend going here at all

Thank Kane S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I only had an hour, wish i could have stayed for longer. This is a really good city Museum. different sections really well presented. I went as a solo adult, but I'm sure it would also be brilliant for kids of all ages. if you...More

Thank eleanor m
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

There is plenty to see here, and with free entry it's even better. From the history of Sunderland to the fabulous winter Gardens, with huge plants and fish, you can't go wrong

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed that the cafe was not open on a Sunday. A lot of the plants were very dehydrated - last time we were here about five years ago the atmosphere seemed much moister. But this is still a good place to visit...More

Thank minnie1949
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Nice food, good kids boxes, would be nice if they had a sandwich menu to view instead of having to ask what fillers they have. great gardens, kids especially enjoy looking at the fish.

Thank empi87
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Response from Mmb298 | Reviewed this property |
Really accessible - every part is accessible via ramp or lift. Equally accessible for prams or wheelchairs.
Millie R
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Response from littlea1 | Reviewed this property |
It's a museum in a large park. Lots of space to run around outside and a play park too. The museum isn't very big but it's a nice place to visit. Our daughter loves the dinosaurs.