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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Not half the place it was

When this place was built, it was not only a beautiful building, but filled with wondrous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edwardo C
Berkeley, Ca
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Childhood Haven

Have to admit upfront that I have been going to this museum since I was about 4 years old so it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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...more
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Burdon Road, Sunderland SR1 1PP, England
+44 191 561 2323
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Reviewed yesterday

I have known this venue for over 60 years! Whilst in some ways I agree with the sentiments of some other reviewers - about it 'not being the same' etc - I too, remember in the dim distant past, when it was very different to...More

Thank janeread2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely visit for all to enjoy. Families with children seem to love it. Lots to see and open all year.

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When this place was built, it was not only a beautiful building, but filled with wondrous things. Then they closed the front door forever, built a library round the back and a winter garden and filled that with a forest and tacky plastic dinosaurs and...More

Thank Edwardo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to admit upfront that I have been going to this museum since I was about 4 years old so it holds a lot of affection in my heart. I sat on the lions around the lake - the stone so polished in indication of...More

Thank twinfishesuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry not impressed at all. Small. Not keen on museums so it's a no no from us. It's free that's one good thing.

Thank Geordie112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A museum in small sections which keeps your interest, with a facinating "outdoor" dinosaur area.Good for all ages.

Thank theblossoms
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Lovely place to take the kids - lots for them to see and do, and has a lovely park at the side if you want to feed the ducks or take a picnic.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 September 2018

A surprisingly interesting museum. It contains a variety of interactive displays which are good for children. It is free so also great for families. Well worth a visit.

Thank mavis1955
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The winter gardens is a good place to take kids, the museum has 3 floors with lots of hands on things for kids, and adults. It's free, so you can't go wrong.

Thank uknannyusa
Reviewed 29 August 2018

What a lot of things to see and read about so allow plenty of time. It is well laid out in different areas eg natural world, animals, miners, art gallery, stones, what it was like for women in various years. See Wallace the Lion who...More

Thank vivEngland
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Ellen M
16 October 2018|
Response from Geordie112 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry can't help you on this question. May I suggest you contact them direct.
3 January 2018|
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Response from IordanisG | Reviewed this property |
Not on the premises but if you are lucky you might find on the nearby streets pay and display
richard c
14 August 2017|
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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.