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Check out some of the upcoming events happening at the Donnison School Heritage and Educational Centre. For more information on any event please contact us.

The History of Rock Lodge 1870 -1970 - Monday 25 June 2018

By Bill Greenwell


Tall Ships: Open Day 10.00am - 4.00pm - Wednesday 11 July 2018

Open Day with Sunderland Shipbuilding Exhibition (includes original film footage.) and fresh homemade refreshments.


Sunderland Keelboats and Keelmen: 11.30am - Thursday 12 July 2018

By Carol Elva Carlyon and Buffet Lunch £7.00 (Book your tickets now!)


Tall Ships Open - 10..0am -4.00pm - Friday 13 July 2018

Open Day with Sunderland Shipbuilding Exhibition (includes original film footage) Fresh homemade refreshments


The Golden Age of Tall Ships - 6.30pm - Friday 13 July 2018

At Sea with Joseph Conrad: A Dramatic Interpretations with The Donnison Players. Wine and Cheese £10.00


Open Day 10.00 - 4.00pm - Saturday 14 July 2018

Sing along with the Sunderland Intergenerational Singers and listen to some new and old sea shanties'. Enjoy a hearty welcome by volunteers in costume and enjoy food from The Captains Table!! Grog and Tucker includes fish finger sandwiches and ch


The Torrens - The Greatest Tall Ship - Monday 30 July 2018

By Jack Curtis


Sunderland In 1831 - Monday 24 September 2018

Nill Greenwell


"Forward, Forward Sisters" By Margaret Atkinson - Friday 26 October 2018

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


You click the button, we do the rest! Photographs as Historical Evidence - Monday 29 October 2018

By Stuart Miller


Upcoming Events

The History of Rock Lodge 1870 -1970

By Bill Greenwell

Monday 25 June 2018

Tall Ships: Open Day 10.00am - 4.00pm

Open Day with Sunderland Shipbuilding Exhibition (includes original film footage.) and fresh homemade refreshments.

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Sunderland Keelboats and Keelmen: 11.30am

By Carol Elva Carlyon and Buffet Lunch £7.00 (Book your tickets now!)

Thursday 12 July 2018

Tall Ships Open - 10..0am -4.00pm

Open Day with Sunderland Shipbuilding Exhibition (includes original film footage) Fresh homemade refreshments

Friday 13 July 2018

The Golden Age of Tall Ships - 6.30pm

At Sea with Joseph Conrad: A Dramatic Interpretations with The Donnison Players. Wine and Cheese £10.00

Friday 13 July 2018

Open Day 10.00 - 4.00pm

Sing along with the Sunderland Intergenerational Singers and listen to some new and old sea shanties'. Enjoy a hearty welcome by volunteers in costume and enjoy food from The Captains Table!! Grog and Tucker includes fish finger sandwiches and ch

Saturday 14 July 2018

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