Mowbray Park

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Mowbray Park
Mowbery Park

In the heart of Sunderland is Mowbray Park – one of the oldest parks in the North East of England. This beautiful park is wonderfully Victorian, being carefully designed to allow for a pleasant walk and fresh air in the centre of the city, while showing you plans from across the world. The park incorporates a former limestone quarry which was reshaped to create more space for walking during the Victorian period. Next to the park is the Sunderland museum and Winter Gardens which house many tropical plans which would struggle in the North East climate. Next to the winter gardens is the park’s lake and the famous walrus statue, which is a reference to the walrus and the carpenter in Lewis Carolls’ Through the Looking Glass, unfortunately due to funding the Carpenter could not be completed, so the walrus sits on its own. This theme continues with an Alice through the looking glass themed park providing enjoyment and delight to children of all ages.

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Opening Hours

  • MondayOpen 24 hours
  • TuesdayOpen 24 hours
  • WednesdayOpen 24 hours
  • ThursdayOpen 24 hours
  • FridayOpen 24 hours
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours
  • SundayOpen 24 hours

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