The Best Places To Visit in Sunderland

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Sunderland, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL

Since 1998

Museum, Exhibitions, Shops, Glass Works and Arts, Free Glass Blowing, Exhibitions Programme, Artist Talks, Special Events, The Glass Yard Events, Family Activities, Adult Courses and Classes, Glass Making Experiences, Glass and Ceramics, School Visits, Group Visits, Self-Guided Visits & World Class Facilities

Free Admission - It is constructed from glass and steel - There is a total of 3,250 square metres of glass on the roof and it can hold 460 people on at any one time - Each glass panel on the roof is 6 cm thick

Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a brilliant place to go and watch them making glass products nothing to pay to watch but they do accept donations to help the University to keep it going then make allsorts of things and quite a lot can be bought but because it is glass it is not really that cheap to by and there are courses people can pay to go on to learn how to make things they have a lot of things on throughout the year we love it but beware in the summer watching them make glass things t is really hot. Enjoy it.

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Burdon Road, Sunderland SR1 1PP

Since 1846

Museum, Gallery, Exhibition Space, Winter Gardens, Collections, Displays, Art Gallery, Artwork, Touring Wild Animal Show, Bird’s Eye View, Tropical Plants, Glass House, Programs, Events & Shops

Free Entry - Over 2,000 plants thrive in the glass rotunda and from the treetop walkway visitors have bird’s eye view of beautiful Mowbray Park - The exhibit was discovered in Eppleton quarry

Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We decided to spend a couple of hours here to make a change from the Newcastle museums that are so close to home and visited too frequently. We were very surprised that this place was excellent and free! We particularly enjoyed the treetop walk. There were lots of different exhibitions celebrating Sunderland's heritage; coal mining, shipbuilding and glass. I want to give a quick mention to the lovely park and pond outside and the cafe on the ground floor. Thanks for a fantastic visit.

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Old Washington Road, Sunderland SR5 3HZ

Since 1974

Museum, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Aircraft, School Visits, Group Visits, Educational Programs, Schools, Cadets, Guides, Brownies, Cubs and Scout Group Programs, Venue Hire, Events & Shops

Free Admission: Under 5's - The museum has the largest aviation collection between Yorkshire and Scotland and houses over 30 aircraft and a wide collection of aero engines

Price: Adults £5.00, Children 5-16 £3.00, Concessions £3.00 & Family Ticket (2 Adults with Two Children) £13.00

Summer Months (1st April - 31st October): Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Winter Months (1st November - 31st March): Mon - Sun 10:00 am - Dusk

My grandson loves planes so we surprised him with a visit here. He absolutely loved it. Very interesting place especially for me as it's 'haunted'. Went on the North East plane too. The guide was very knowledgeable and you can tell they take pride in what they do especially with them being volunteers! We bought some books and magazines from the rack for 50p & £1. Thought his mum was going to give birth at the fright she got when opened the door to the man on loo haha. All in a good day.

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