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). 

                                                      21st June   'The Suffragette Movement - Votes For Women'   by Alan Smith                                                               


Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel our final talk of the season (see above) as Thornhill Man Hall is not available. Apologies to everyone but this is out of our control and we just hope that you will understand. The plan is now to have the talk on the Suffragettes when the 2022/23 programme of talks re-commence in September, following the summer break.  We will confirm the date in due course.  Of course our heritage centre will be open throughout the summer for visitors.   Or July/August newsletter will be send out to everyone early next month.

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: