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Donnison School Heritage, Education and Media Centre

Bringing History Back to Life

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Living History North East

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Sunderland Old Township History Society

Durham Heritage Coast

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Book a  group visit

 Learn about its extraordinary past through an illustrated talk.

Refreshments are available for groups on request. 

Parties of 6 or more can book a tour of the Donnison School and/or the East End.

(£5.00 per person including refreshments)




Tours of The East End

Discover some of the history of Sunderland's old township,

its characters, events and buildings

that tell the story of Sunderland's past.

A walkabout that will bring some of those intriguing characters back to life!

Refreshments afterwards at

The Donnison School Heritage Centre

The walkabout will take approximately 1.5 hours. Tours of The East End:

Heroes and Villains; Characters of the East End  

People, Places and Untold Stories!

Hear the sights and sounds of the East End,

with our costumed characters on route.

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Upcoming Events

"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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