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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.

Mary Ann Cotton Sunderland's Angel of Death - Friday 23 February 2018

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Come along and enjoy an atmospheric night of insight and intrigue into the dastardly deeds of the most notorious female mass murderer Mary Ann Cotton, Sunderland's angel of death. Listen to the sad tale of her life and time


Beer Street and Gin Lane - Monday 26 February 2018

1.00pm Historian Stuart Miller will expound William Hogarth's Beer Street and Gin Lane illustrations of 1751, depicting negligence, poverty and dea


International Women's Day Reflections and Light. 1.30pm - Thursday 08 March 2018

International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women across the world. Often the most influential women in our lives are those nearest to us. Come along and share the impact made by women on your life and create a remembrance tea light


Amy Robsart's little trip - Monday 30 April 2018

On the 8 September 1560 Amy Robsart the first wife of Robert Dudley was found dead at the foot of a staircase with a broken neck. Did she fall by accident or suicide or was she pushed?By Stuart Miller


A trip down The River Wear from Wear Head to Roker Pier - Monday 21 May 2018

By George Nairn


OPEN DAY: Sunderland History Fair - Saturday 02 June 2018

Saturday 2nd June 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunderland Heritage Forum's History Fair, which brings together all aspects of local and regional heritage at The Quayside Exchange this year. The Donnison will be open for refreshments and a tour around our Geo


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


Upcoming Events

Mary Ann Cotton Sunderland's Angel of Death

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Come along and enjoy an atmospheric night of insight and intrigue into the dastardly deeds of the most notorious female mass murderer Mary Ann Cotton, Sunderland's angel of death. Listen to the sad tale of her life and time

Friday 23 February 2018

Beer Street and Gin Lane

1.00pm Historian Stuart Miller will expound William Hogarth's Beer Street and Gin Lane illustrations of 1751, depicting negligence, poverty and dea

Monday 26 February 2018

International Women's Day Reflections and Light. 1.30pm

International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women across the world. Often the most influential women in our lives are those nearest to us. Come along and share the impact made by women on your life and create a remembrance tea light

Thursday 08 March 2018

Amy Robsart's little trip

On the 8 September 1560 Amy Robsart the first wife of Robert Dudley was found dead at the foot of a staircase with a broken neck. Did she fall by accident or suicide or was she pushed?By Stuart Miller

Monday 30 April 2018

A trip down The River Wear from Wear Head to Roker Pier

By George Nairn

Monday 21 May 2018

OPEN DAY: Sunderland History Fair

Saturday 2nd June 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunderland Heritage Forum's History Fair, which brings together all aspects of local and regional heritage at The Quayside Exchange this year. The Donnison will be open for refreshments and a tour around our Geo

Saturday 02 June 2018

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