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We are a 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 ourAbout Us” page.

You can find us at:
Sunderland Maritime Heritage
Unit 2, Church Street East
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Telephone:   0191 5102540


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 recommend calling us first to ensure we are open and we have guides available.

Please note that we will not be opening to the public until 21st June 2021 so that we can complete some major refurbishment works first.

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