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The Lovell Lectures

The Lovell Lectures are a series of monthly lectures that cover local, regional and national history.

Creative Crafty Exchange

Creative Crafty Exchange offers opportunities to come along and get involved in learning a new craft 

Open Days and Seasonal Events

We have a number of FREE open days, heritage open days and summer fayres in 2024, so pop in and enjoy this beautiful site.

Site Tours / Local Heritage Tours

You can book visits and tours of the Donnison School with tea and biscuits or even a cream tea. 

We also offer guided tours of the East End and an introduction
to the local heroes and villains on your guided walk

Speciality Cream Teas

Book an enjoyable  Afternoon Tea for you and your friends in our unique Georgian School House  a wonderful Grade II listed building dating from 1798.

We have an award-winning walled 
Victorian garden, as well as a gift shop


School Visits

Schools can enjoy a Victorian Schoolroom experience in this authentic setting. We offer half day and full day activities 

Sunderland Intergenerational Singers

Sunderland Intergenerational Singers - SinGs is a friendly and informal singing group who  enjoy the benefits of singing in this lovely grade II site. 

The Donnison Night Lectures

Book an unforgettable night of entertainment at The Donnison School. Enjoy these lectures with some entertaining dramatisation, food and a glass of wine!


The Donnison Day Trips

The Donnison Day trips are back on our annual events programme for 2024. Take a look at what's on offer and we look forward to seeing you there.

Workshops and other opportunities

The Donnison offers a number of different opportunities that can change throughout the year. Check out whats going o

Georgian England Symposium

Discover more about the fascinating Georgian England - the

good and the not so good perhaps.

The people, places and society

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