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

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Flameworked Pendants

Sun 26-May-2024
National Glass Centre

Stained Glass Leaded Technique, Beginners Level

Sun 26-May-2024 - Sun 16-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

FREE Daily Glass Making Demonstrations

Sun 26-May-2024 - Wed 31-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

Seb Trend: XTRALIFE

Sun 26-May-2024 - Sun 09-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

Glass World

Sun 26-May-2024 - Fri 31-May-2024
National Glass Centre

Bernard Lloyd Collection

Sun 26-May-2024 - Sun 08-Sep-2024
National Glass Centre

Laura Lancaster: My Echo, My Shadow

Sun 26-May-2024 - Sun 30-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Collection Display

Sun 26-May-2024 - Tue 31-Dec-2024
National Glass Centre

'Young Curators' Collection Finds

Mon 27-May-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Wildlife Spotters

Mon 27-May-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Bright Lights: Young Wildlife Photographer Exhibition

Mon 27-May-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Mon 27-May-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Root Notes

Mon 27-May-2024 - Mon 02-Sep-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Aurora the Polar Bear’s Adventure

Mon 27-May-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Sonia Strong Exhibition

Tue 28-May-2024 - Sat 01-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Washington: Fact, Fiction and Folklore - Call out for artists!

Tue 28-May-2024 - Sat 29-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Sandcasting: Car, Cat, Hedgehog, Owl or Fish

Tue 28-May-2024
National Glass Centre

Felting Connections

Tue 28-May-2024 - Sat 29-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Long Exposures Along the North East Coast

Tue 28-May-2024 - Fri 07-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Creature Collections

Tue 28-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Creative You Junior... Circus!

Tue 28-May-2024 - Thu 30-May-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Ceramic coaster painting

Wed 29-May-2024
National Glass Centre

Community Garden: Food is Fun

Wed 29-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Bear’s Museum Adventure: Find the History Heroes!

Wed 29-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Nifties

Wed 29-May-2024 - Wed 31-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Glass painting pets

Thu 30-May-2024
National Glass Centre

Unlock Creative Industries Support Programme: Information sessions

Thu 30-May-2024 - Tue 04-Jun-2024
City Wide Programme

Here to There

Thu 30-May-2024 - Thu 27-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Garden Mania

Fri 31-May-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Fused Glass Fish

Fri 31-May-2024
National Glass Centre

Arts Centre Washington Writers Group

Fri 31-May-2024 - Fri 12-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Craft Fair

Sat 01-Jun-2024 - Sun 02-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

1 Day Introduction to Ceramics - Throwing Technique

Sat 01-Jun-2024 - Sat 03-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Regular Classes and Courses for Children

Tue 04-Jun-2024 - Sat 20-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Regular Classes and Courses for Adults

Tue 04-Jun-2024 - Sat 20-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Tuesday Museum Club: June 2024

Tue 04-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Threads

Tue 04-Jun-2024 - Tue 01-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Shake It Up

Tue 04-Jun-2024 - Tue 16-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Community Choir – One Voice

Tue 04-Jun-2024 - Tue 16-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Watercolour Classes - Morning

Wed 05-Jun-2024 - Wed 17-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Celebrate Different Collective

Wed 05-Jun-2024 - Wed 30-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Community Choir – The B#s

Wed 05-Jun-2024 - Wed 17-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Creative Age

Wed 05-Jun-2024 - Wed 23-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Watercolour Classes - afternoon

Wed 05-Jun-2024 - Wed 17-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Mind on the Music

Thu 06-Jun-2024 - Thu 18-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Oil Painting Classes

Fri 07-Jun-2024 - Fri 19-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Creative Age

Fri 07-Jun-2024 - Fri 19-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Right Track

Sat 08-Jun-2024 - Sat 20-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Introducing... Fused Glass

Sat 08-Jun-2024 - Sat 10-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Washington Youth Theatre (Ages 8 - 12)

Sat 08-Jun-2024 - Sat 20-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Small and Mighty – Family Art and Craft Sessions

Sat 08-Jun-2024 - Sat 20-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Botanical Drawing Workshop

Sat 08-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Washington Youth Theatre (ages 13+)

Sat 08-Jun-2024 - Sat 20-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Saturday Art Club

Sat 08-Jun-2024 - Sat 20-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics

Sat 08-Jun-2024 - Sun 16-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

Relaxed Life Drawing in the Granary

Thu 13-Jun-2024 - Thu 11-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Tony Erskine - A Retrospective

Fri 14-Jun-2024 - Sat 06-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

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

Chainmaille Bracelet Making

Sun 16-Jun-2024 - Sun 18-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Fused Glass Panels: Evening Course

Wed 19-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

Mini Science Club

Fri 21-Jun-2024 - Fri 18-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Start Your Summer With Pride

Fri 21-Jun-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Stained Glass and Copper Foil Botanicals

Sat 22-Jun-2024 - Sat 31-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Flameworked Marbles

Sat 22-Jun-2024 - Sat 27-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

Flameworked Beads

Sun 23-Jun-2024
National Glass Centre

Glass Tableware Taster Session

Sun 23-Jun-2024 - Sun 28-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

Drink and Draw – Life Drawing Social

Thu 27-Jun-2024 - Thu 15-Aug-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Acoustic McCartney & Sting

Fri 28-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Mini Meets mindfulness classes

Sat 29-Jun-2024
Arts Centre Washington

People’s Art

Sat 29-Jun-2024 - Sun 01-Dec-2024
National Glass Centre

Tuesday Museum Club: July 2024

Tue 02-Jul-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Kiln Formed Glass

5 week course

Thu 04-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

Sunderland Arts & Culture Trail

Fri 05-Jul-2024 - Sat 20-Jul-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

ART MART - Summer Craft and Makers Fair

Sat 06-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Glass Tableware Club

Sat 06-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

Stained Glass Leaded Technique, Intermediate Level

Sun 07-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

Washington on Film - Heritage Reels Washington 60 Special

Wed 10-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

The Davy Lamp Folk Club 50 Years Reunion

Sat 13-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Sunderland Film Club presents... The Miners' Hymns

Thu 18-Jul-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Ian Macdonald: Fixing Time

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

Changing Childhoods Trail

Sat 20-Jul-2024 - Sat 14-Sep-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Portrait Station!

Sat 20-Jul-2024 - Sat 24-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

History Mondays

Mon 22-Jul-2024 - Mon 19-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Glass fused birds or fish

Mon 22-Jul-2024 - Mon 02-Sep-2024
National Glass Centre

Glass Painted Postcard

Wed 24-Jul-2024 - Wed 21-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

‘Wonderful Wings and Stupendous Stings’ Bees and Butterflies Garden trail and crafts!

Wed 24-Jul-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Wonderful welly-boot planters!

Thu 25-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

'Stained-glass' Dragonfly

Fri 26-Jul-2024 - Sat 24-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Big Science Parties

Fri 26-Jul-2024 - Fri 16-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

1 Day Introduction to Ceramics - Handbuilding Technique

Sat 27-Jul-2024 - Sat 31-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Embroidered Winter Gardens with Louise Goult

Sat 27-Jul-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Glass and Chain Connections

Sun 28-Jul-2024
National Glass Centre

‘Bug-‘tastic’ facts and crafts!

Wed 31-Jul-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Glass painted pets!

Fri 02-Aug-2024 - Fri 30-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Arty Fridays

Fri 02-Aug-2024 - Fri 23-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

2 Day Flameworking Skills and Sculptural Form

Sat 03-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Sunderland Teenage Art Market

Sat 03-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Bear’s Museum Adventure: Daring to Dinosaur

Wed 07-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Create a ceramic coaster

Wed 14-Aug-2024 - Thu 22-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Bug hunting in the Community Garden!

Wed 14-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Photography Walk – Our Industrial Heritage

Sat 17-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Grow Your Own Pizza

Wed 21-Aug-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Hot Glass Studio Sale

Sat 24-Aug-2024 - Mon 26-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

'Stained-glass' butterfly wings

Wed 28-Aug-2024
National Glass Centre

Tuesday Museum Club: September 2024

Tue 03-Sep-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Songs from this City

Sat 14-Sep-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Peoplescapes - An exhibition by David Baillie

Thu 19-Sep-2024 - Sat 26-Oct-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Eco Trail

Sat 21-Sep-2024 - Sat 12-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Tuesday Museum Club: October 2024

Tue 01-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Ecofest Sunderland

Sat 05-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

QWEEN UK

Sat 12-Oct-2024
Arts Centre Washington

Spooky Ships Trail

Sat 19-Oct-2024 - Sat 09-Nov-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Dashing Dahlias with Fiona McKeown

Sat 19-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Spooky Science Parties

Mon 28-Oct-2024
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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