At the heart of historic Washington village this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis, reflecting gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War.
Amazing day out with the history of Sunderland, shipbuilding, glass making along with natural history, art exhibitions and a winter gardens with Koi carp - all free of charge! There is also a great café with an outdoor seating area.
The Art Gallery features paintings by L S Lowry, as the museum has the largest collections of works by Lowry outside of Salford, together with Victorian masterpieces and artefacts from the four corners of the world. The stunning Winter Gardens stimulate the senses with over 2,000 flowers and plants brought together in a spectacular showcase of the world's natural beauty. The museum holds an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions which are accompanied by activities and events for all ages.
It’s historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain’s best park. Ornamental and woodland gardens, a boating lake, bowling greens, play areas, a maze, educational centre and the stunning Saltwell Towers.
To the south of the Museum & Winter Gardens is the restored ornamental lake. The lake incorporates a fountain and cascade, providing an interesting and restful environment for visitors of all ages.
The gardens of Whalton Manor are open for groups from April until October and prices will vary according to numbers.