Hooray for History

Mondays 24 and 31 July, 7, 14 and 21 August 
Drop-in session from 11 – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
Free

Learn about the history of Sunderland through the Museum’s amazing collections. Time travel back into the past as you handle objects and explore local heritage.

24 July 2023 – Amazing Archaeology
Drop-in session from 11 – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
Free
Join us for a day looking at Sunderland’s archaeological past. Help us decorate a wall with the layers of Sunderland’s history. Dig for treasure in the sand tray.

31 July 2023 – Who’s Your Hero?
Drop-in session from 11 – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
Free
Make a medal for your hero, find out more about some of Sunderland’s History Heroes and vote for your favourite.

7 August 2023 – Local Landmarks
Drop-in session from 11 – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
Free
Sunderland has some amazing buildings and landmarks including Penshaw Monument, Roker Lighthouse, Washington F Pit, Fulwell Mill as well as Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Make a model of your favourite landmark.

14 August 2023 – Banners and Flags
Drop-in session from 11 – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
Free
Celebrate Sunderland’s mining and shipbuilding by making a banner or flag to take home. Help us decorate a big banner all about Sunderland’s history.

21 August 2023 – Museum of Me
Drop-in session from 11 – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
Free
Be the star of your own exhibition and create a mini museum all about you, what will you include? Your hobbies, your pets, your family? Let the world know how amazing you are!

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