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The Donnison Heritage, Education and Media Centre

Bringing History Back to Life

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      The Donnison School

Heritage, Education and Reminiscence Centre

An authentic visitor, heritage and educational experience in

the heart of Sunderland's East End. A Georgian Schoolroom dating from 1798.

Come along and pay us a visit.





Upcoming Events

Sunderland: A Shopping Metropolis By Jack Curtis

Looking back on Sunderland's shoppers paradise hay day

Monday 27 February 2017

It’s a small world – East End and Hendon family history uncovered By Pauline Hilton

A personal look at East End migration

Monday 20 March 2017

Easter Rising By Bernard Hope

The Easter Uprising took place in April 1916 in Dublin and is one of the pivotal events in modern Irish history.

Monday 24 April 2017

Proggy, Hooky, Clippy - A woman's Tale by Margaret Atkinson

A colourful insight to the world of rug making

Monday 22 May 2017

The Old Pond on The Town Moor by Jack Crawford

Historic look at the Town Moor and its early developments

Monday 26 June 2017

Fishwives of The North East By Margaret Atkinson

a look back at the fierce north east fishwives

Monday 24 July 2017

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