Antiquarian & Heritage Centre

Our collection archives are held at our Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, Sunderland. These can be viewed by Members and visitors on Wednesday and Saturday mornings 9.30-noon.

The Tea Room

Our centre has a delightful, comfortable tea room where visitors can partake of refreshments whilst enjoying videos and films on the old town which are constantly on show.  Please do call in and have a cup of tea or coffee whilst at the same time enjoy seeing rare photographs and films of different aspects of old Sunderland. 

Our Collections

In our Echo Room we hold hard copies of the Sunderland Echo newspapers from the 1930s to 1975. Earlier additions are also available  in the Centre.

All our archives (see list below) are readily accesible to our members and visitors so do come along and enjoy.

Our collection contains

  • Census
  • Indexes
  • Maps
  • Modern Day OS Maps
  • Hearth Tax Returns
  • Newspapers/periodicals
  • Military Records
  • Title Deeds/Mortgages
  • Tithe/Enclosure Awards
  • Other Poor Law Records
  • Pedigree Collections
  • Heraldic Records
  • Local History Literature
  • Others