Welcome to the Sunderland Antiquarian Society

Established in 1900 we are the oldest history society in Sunderland

What's On in 2022

Please note that the monthly illustrated talks take place in the MAIN HALL at THORNHILL SCHOOL. The venue is large and comfortable and there is ample parking there as well. The talks will continue to commence at 7.30pm and last for approx. one hour. Doors open at 7pm - all are welcome. The talks are £1 to members with a £2 cover charge for visitors.The society's talks are held on the THIRD Tuesday of each month - Sept to June (see times above). 

It was hoped that our monthly talks could re-commence at Thornhill in January. However, the uncertainty that currently still prevails with Covid and the fact that our meetings are held on school premises means that we must continue to err on the side of safety and wait a little longer until the situation improves. This will be kept under constant review and, hopefully, we will be able to begin meeting again at Thornhill School as soon as possible.  Updates will be placed on this site as well as our Facebook site.  Of course, we will continue to open the Heritage Centre in Douro Terrace on Wed and Sat mornings 9.30 - noon, as usual.

A number of queries have been received about the payment of annual subscriptions that are due now, or in the near future. These can still be paid in the usual manner but if you are used to paying personally at either Douro Terrace or at the monthly talk then PLEASE do send payment to the society at 6 Douro Terrace, Sunderland SR2 7DX or direct to our Treasurer, Linda King, at 3 Woodside, Sunderland, SR2 7ET

Renewal reminders are always enclosed with the relevant newsletter. If you are in any doubt as to whether your subscription is due or the method of payment in the forthcoming months then please do contact Linda King, our Treasurer by email:

sunderlandantiquarians@yahoo.co.uk