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“A nice place to go”

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Ranked #5 of 51 things to do in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I personally enjoy the museum and winter gardens as it Is very interesting and best of all it's free. I especially like the winter gardens and love the fact that it is so close to me. I woul recommend people to go there for a day out.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

as with all museums there is all usual thing that they have but there is also a lot of local history including industry like coal mining and glass making.then there is also the winter garden with its varieties of plant life.also there is the eden café which is quite reasonable and is situated right in Mowbray park.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Revamped a few years ago this museum has a lot to offer and its free.
Very interesting part on the history of glass of which Wearside is famous, together with the pottery industry of the 19th century and a stark reminder of the impact of the miners strike in the '80's as modern history. A good selection of Lowry paintings as he was a frequent visitor to the region. Overall, a good place to kill a couple of hours and walk away having learnt something. Really children friendly as well. Winter Gardens worth a visit as part of the building.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a brilliant place to visit either on your own or with company. Also take a look at the war memorial, which is very moving, just a minute away from the front door.
Another good thing is the drinks in Eden cafe are resonably priced
Weatherspoons is just across the road when you have had enough of the museum
One of the best free days out you can get. and you can go in and out at random so you dont have to do the museum all at one go

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

great for people of all ages.there is loads of activities for kids during the school holidays and its all free. the winter gardens have some lovely exotic plants.right outside of the museum and winter gardens is a duck park and play park for the kids a great place for a picnic if you are planning a trip to sunderland do not return home without visiting these places katy-h

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