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 welcome visitors and can provide guided tours. If possible, please book by searching for us on Eventbrite or emailing or calling us..