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 our “About Us” page.
You can find us at:
Telephone: 0191 5102540
Our entrance may not look very impressive, but there are treasures inside!
Our usual opening hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
and sometimes on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
We recommend calling us first to ensure we are open.
Please note that from Thurssday 5th November 2020 until we are permitted to open again, we are closed due to COVID restrictions in place in the UK.