Museums & Galleries
The award winning Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens tells the city’s story from its early foundations to the present day accompanied by the stunning indoor winter gardens, boasting over 2,000 tropical flowers and plants. Part of the Tyne and Wear Museums group, it contains the only known British
example of a gliding reptile, the oldest known vertebrate capable of gliding flight.
Built in 674AD, the tower and west wall are original Saxon features and the church also has on display fragments of the oldest stained glass in the country, made by 7th Century European craftsmen.
Dedicated to the history of glass-making, with numerous exhibitions and galleries. Visitors can also watch glass being made in the centre. A number of artists are located on site, and their work can be purchased by visitors in the glass shop.