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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
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