Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (Sunderland) Reviews
Newest Review: ... The tragedy is explored in more detail in a display in the museum, and there is even one of the toy horses housed in a display cabinet. It sends shivers down your spine to see it. There is no entrance fee to the museum, although there are collection boxes inside where you are asked to donate for the running costs. It is well worth donating something or just purchasing something at the shop on your way out. There is lots to see and do inside. Many of the displays are child friendly. The story of a performing lion who malled his keeper - whose stuffed remains sit under a spotlight whilst 'The Lion sleeps Tonight' plays non-stop is part... more
Customer Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (Sunderland) Reviews (2)
by - written on 21/10/08, updated on 22/03/13 (Very useful, 157 readings)
I went to university in Sunderland and found that if I ever needed to chill out between reading sessions this was the best place to visit. The museum is very easy to get to and is situated literally just around the corner from the city centre metro train station and not far from the Park Lane main bus interchange. It is also near to The Bridges shopping centre. The museum also overlooks the beautiful Mowbray Park - an unmissable attraction if you are ever visiting the museum. The park is choc full of brilliant modern art sculptures and historic monuments. There are safe play areas for children and hills to climb where you can get fantastic views ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/06/03, updated on 19/06/03 (Very useful, 641 readings)
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens opened to the public in July 2001 following two years of redevelopment work paid for by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. One of the most visited museums outside the capital, it stands on the edge of the Victorian Mowbray Park a short walk from the Bridges Shopping Centre and the Metro link to Newcastle. At the glazed entrance, a gift shop extends to the right and Museum Street commences directly ahead. The first display is of Sunderland Heroes - campaign medals and a small memorial to the 197 men of the 125th Anti - Tank Regiment who were killed or imprisoned at the fall of Singapore, England caps and club medals ... Read the complete review
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