Other Groups

Adult and Community Groups

If you plan to visit as part of an adult or community group please contact us in advance to make a booking and sign in at museum reception when you arrive. You can visit the What’s On page for details of adult learning activities, exhibitions and special events. To reserve tables for groups in Holmeside Coffee please call 0191 5641777.

Out of School and Family Groups

Out of school clubs and family groups including Home Educated Children are welcome at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Please contact the Public Engagement & Learning Team on 0191 561 2323 or e-mail museumlearning@sunderland.gov.uk to let us know you are coming. If you wish to book a facilitated workshop please search our School Workshops page as many of our workshops can be adapted for family groups. The Learning Resources page has free downloadable trails and quiz-sheets that are suitable for out-of school and family groups.

If you are a group planning to visit during a school holiday and would like to attend a holiday fun session or use our backpacks and trails please let us know in advance.  We may be able to book a special timeslot for your group or we may ask you to split into smaller groups for drop-in activities. For details of our holiday fun sessions please visit the What’s On page.

Packed lunch spaces are available to out of school clubs and family groups in term-time but not on weekdays during school holidays. These must be pre-booked.