We are a totally self-funded and part-time volunteer manned Local History and Heritage organisation, preserving and publicising the significant Maritime Heritage of Sunderland based on the banks of the River Wear, in North East England.
Sunderland has been a place of fishing, shipbuilding and seaborne trading for several hundred years – though other aspects of its local history go even further back, notably to the Venerable Bede and the twin monasteries of St Peter’s, just across the river from us and St Paul’s, in Jarrow, some 6 miles to the north.
For information about who we are and what we do please go to our “About Us” page.
You can find us at:
Our entrance may not look very impressive, but there are treasures inside!
Our usual opening hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
We will be open to visitors, for pre-booked guided tours only, from 21st June 2021. Please book by searching for us on Eventbrite or emailing or calling us.