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The Donnison  Centre

The Donnison school is a unique visitor, heritage, educational and reminiscence centre. 

The schoolroom is a larger open space utilised for workshops, reminiscence, re-enactments, meetings and small private parties. It is re- created to capture the spirit and ambiance of those by- gone school days. It has some original furniture and fascinating memorabilia. It offers an authentic meeting space with atmosphere and character.

 

 

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The Donnison Victorian walled garden

 

The Donnison School enjoys a beautiful award winning garden. Set to the side and the rear of the buildings, this south facing walled Victorian garden and Herb Garden provides an unexpected delight for visitors to the centre. The garden has won 4 awards in the last three years; 3 Sunderland in Bloom awards, under the conservation category and one Royal Horticultural Society (RHS Level 5 Outstanding) award.

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The school room can be for used for lectures, meetings, training sessions and social occasions.

 

 

Ring for further Details on 0191 5654835


The facilities include access to a kitchen area if required. Full disabled access.

The training room will accommodate around 40 people seated for a conference style presentation/lecture style. It will approximately 20 -22 people seated at tables for formal /informal meetings.

Additionally, refreshments will normally be charged for at £1.50 per head.

The space can accommodate more social and informal settings. Please ring and make an enquiry.

 

 

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Visitors to the Donnisn School

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The Donnison Gift Shop 

The Donnison School also has a small  gift shop for visitors to enjoy. Come and browse our books, cards and print collection of local buildings children’s toys,  jewellry and other vintage items.

Upcoming Events

Sunderland In 1831

Nill Greenwell

Monday 24 September 2018

"Forward, Forward Sisters" By Margaret Atkinson

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Act of Parliament allowing women to stand for election to the House of Commons. Also the anniversary for all men and some women voting for the first time in the general election of December 1918. 6.3

Friday 26 October 2018

You click the button, we do the rest! Photographs as Historical Evidence

By Stuart Miller

Monday 29 October 2018

Your Country Needs You!

Through The Words of The War Poets: WWI Remembered a dramatic Interpretations with The Donnison Players. Wine and Cheese £10.00

Friday 09 November 2018

Stand By Your Beds! National Service Conscription

By Jack Curtis

Monday 26 November 2018

The Northern Saints

By Carol Elva Carlyon

Monday 03 December 2018

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