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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.

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


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


Upcoming Events

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

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

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