Update to visitors 

As you may be aware, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and National Glass Centre visitor centre have recently been closed due to storm damage to the riverside front of the building.

However, we’re delighted to say that we are now open!

Things will be a little bit different for a while as we continue to address the storm damage to the riverside front of the building. But our team has worked hard to make changes so that we can offer visitors a packed programme of exhibitions, events, activities and shopping.

Please read our reopening information before your visit.

What's On

Filter Events

Regular Classes and Courses for Children

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Sat 25-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Regular Classes and Courses for Adults

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Sat 25-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Aurora the Polar Bear’s Adventure

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Tue 07-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Bright Lights: Youth Arts Exhibition 2024

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Sat 23-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Wildlife Spotters

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Bright Lights: Young Wildlife Photographer Exhibition

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

FREE Daily Glass Making Demonstrations

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Wed 31-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

Shake It Up

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Tue 21-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Bernard Lloyd Collection

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Sun 08-Sep-2024
National Glass Centre

Creative You

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Tue 21-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Glass World

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Fri 31-May-2024
National Glass Centre

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Collection Display

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Tue 31-Dec-2024
National Glass Centre

Sunderland Creative Forum

Tue 27-Feb-2024
City Wide Programme

Community Choir – One Voice

Tue 27-Feb-2024 - Tue 21-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Sunderland Piano Society Recital: Simone Tavoni

Tue 27-Feb-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Watercolour Classes - Morning

Wed 28-Feb-2024 - Wed 22-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Celebrate Different Collective

Wed 28-Feb-2024 - Wed 10-Jul-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Community Choir – The B#s

Wed 28-Feb-2024 - Wed 22-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Winter Nature Explorers

Wed 28-Feb-2024 - Wed 27-Mar-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Creative Age

Wed 28-Feb-2024 - Wed 26-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Watercolour Classes - afternoon

Wed 28-Feb-2024 - Wed 22-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Nifties

Wed 28-Feb-2024 - Wed 24-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Kiln Formed Glass

Thu 29-Feb-2024
National Glass Centre

Mind on the Music

Thu 29-Feb-2024 - Thu 18-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Relaxed Life Drawing in the Granary

Thu 29-Feb-2024 - Thu 28-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Sunderland Film Club presents... Stories We Tell

Thu 29-Feb-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Oil Painting Classes

Fri 01-Mar-2024 - Fri 24-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Home educators: Gallery Glass

Fri 01-Mar-2024 - Fri 26-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

First Friday Folk

Fri 01-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Creative Age

Fri 01-Mar-2024 - Fri 24-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Small and Mighty – Family Art and Craft Sessions

Sat 02-Mar-2024 - Sat 23-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Washington Youth Theatre (Ages 8 - 12)

Sat 02-Mar-2024 - Sat 25-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Flameworked Marbles

Sat 02-Mar-2024 - Sat 20-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

Figure Drawing for Beginners

Sat 02-Mar-2024 - Sat 09-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Washington Youth Theatre (ages 13+)

Sat 02-Mar-2024 - Sat 25-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Glass Tableware Club

Sat 02-Mar-2024
National Glass Centre

Make Your Own... Flameworked Beads

Sun 03-Mar-2024 - Sun 21-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

Little Artists Drop In

Mon 04-Mar-2024 - Mon 25-Mar-2024
National Glass Centre

Tuesday Museum Club: March 2024

Tue 05-Mar-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Threads

Tue 05-Mar-2024 - Tue 04-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Grease Sing A Long (PG)

Tue 05-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Drink and Draw – Life Drawing Social

Thu 07-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Home educators: Glass cutting and fusing

Fri 08-Mar-2024
National Glass Centre

Arts Centre Washington Writers Group

Fri 08-Mar-2024 - Fri 12-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Stained Glass and Copper Foil Botanicals

Sat 09-Mar-2024 - Sat 13-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

Labyrinth (U)

Sat 09-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Seb Trend: XTRALIFE

Sat 09-Mar-2024 - Sun 09-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

Wish You Were Here

Tue 12-Mar-2024 - Sat 20-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (PG)

Wed 13-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Sunderland Film Club presents... Social Cinema

Wed 13-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Enid Blyton – Noddy, Big Ears and Lashings of Controversy

Thu 14-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Mini Science Club

Fri 15-Mar-2024 - Fri 21-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Gong Bathing

Fri 15-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

10CCLO

Fri 15-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

British Science Week: Big Science Parties

Sat 16-Mar-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Washington Youth Theatre Performance

Sat 16-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Chainmaille Bracelet Making

Sat 16-Mar-2024
National Glass Centre

Laura Lancaster: My Echo, My Shadow

Sat 16-Mar-2024 - Sun 30-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

Heritage Reels

Tue 19-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

We’re Not Going Back

Thu 21-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Washington Heritage Research Group

Fri 22-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Spring Craft and Makers Fair

Sat 23-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Introducing... Fused Glass

Sat 23-Mar-2024
National Glass Centre

Home educators: Changing States

Tue 26-Mar-2024
National Glass Centre

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra Circle

Tue 26-Mar-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Sunderland Piano Society Recital: Maria Marchant

Tue 26-Mar-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Babes in Arms Comedy Club

Thu 28-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Sunderland Film Club presents... Flee

Thu 28-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Baby Dino Egg Hunt 

Sat 30-Mar-2024 - Sat 13-Apr-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Mini Meets mindfulness classes

Sat 30-Mar-2024 - Sat 29-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

The NE Street Band

Sat 30-Mar-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Stained Glass Leaded Technique, Beginners Level

Sun 31-Mar-2024
National Glass Centre

Glass Tableware Taster Session

Sun 31-Mar-2024
National Glass Centre

Easter Sandcasting: Fish, Easter Egg, Cat or Bird

Tue 02-Apr-2024 - Fri 12-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

Collage Portraits

Tue 02-Apr-2024 - Tue 09-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

Creature Collections

Tue 02-Apr-2024 - Tue 28-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Mamma Mia! (PG)

Tue 02-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Dog Prints

Wed 03-Apr-2024 - Wed 10-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

Dinosaur Fossils

Wed 03-Apr-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Patterned Glass Painting

Thu 04-Apr-2024 - Thu 11-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

The Not So Big Bad Wolf

Thu 04-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Discovery Zoo 2024

Fri 05-Apr-2024 - Fri 12-Apr-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Beautiful Birds – Glass Fusing

Sat 06-Apr-2024 - Sat 13-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

Ceramic Bird Feeder

Mon 08-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

The Miracle Club (12a)

Wed 10-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

One Day You’ll be Older Too

Thu 11-Apr-2024 - Sat 11-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN

Thu 11-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Portraiture for Beginners

Sat 13-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

The Witches (PG)

Sat 13-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Home educators: Sculpture

Tue 16-Apr-2024
National Glass Centre

Tuesday Museum Club: April 2024

Tue 16-Apr-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

The Velveteen Rabbit

Thu 18-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Swing Band Dance Night with The Bright Street Band

Sat 20-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Sunderland Film Club presents... Minding the Gap

Wed 24-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Belonging

Thu 25-Apr-2024 - Sat 04-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Limelight

Thu 25-Apr-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Long Exposures Along the North East Coast

Tue 07-May-2024 - Fri 07-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Tuesday Museum Club: May 2024

Tue 07-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Figure Drawing Improvers

Sat 11-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Felting Connections

Thu 23-May-2024 - Sat 29-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Family Wellbeing Day

Sat 25-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Bear’s Museum Adventure: Find the History Heroes!

Wed 29-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Garden Mania

Fri 31-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Tuesday Museum Club: June 2024

Tue 04-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Botanical Drawing for Beginners

Sat 08-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

University of Sunderland Art and Design Degree Shows

Sat 15-Jun-2024 - Sat 06-Jul-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Plant Inspired Pottery

Sat 15-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

More Songs from this City

Sat 15-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Acoustic McCartney & Sting

Fri 28-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

People’s Art

Sat 29-Jun-2024 - Mon 02-Dec-2024
National Glass Centre

Ian Macdonald: Fixing Time

Sat 20-Jul-2024 - Sat 04-Jan-2025
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Stay connected with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Instagram Twitter Facebook