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City of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, is in North East England. The accent and dialect is often mistaken for Geordie by people not from the region, as the two tongues share several similarities in pronunciation and diction.Lewis Carroll was a frequent visitor to the area. He wrote most of Jabberwocky at Whitburn as well as "The Walrus and the Carpenter"

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Monkwearmouth Station Museum
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Museum & Wintergardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens contains the only known British example of a gliding reptile, the oldest known vertebrate capable of gliding flight. The exhibit was discovered in Eppleton quarry. Discover the history of the city from its prehistoric past to the present. Exciting displays interpret the wide variety of collections, using hands-on exhibits, media interactive stations and video presentations. Visit the Koi Carp in the Winter Gardens, climb to the top and look down over the canopy at the tropical plants and astonishing water features.

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National Glass Centre

National Glass Centre
The National Glass Centre is constructed from glass and steel. Visitors can walk on its glass roof and look down into the centre below. There is a total of 3,250 square metres of glass on the roof, and it can hold 460 people on at any one time. Each glass panel on the roof is 6 cm thick. The centre contains a museum dedicated to the history of glass-making, and several galleries with changing exhibitions.

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Sunderland Empire Theatre

Sunderland Empire Theatre  is one of the largest venues in the North East, with 1,860 seats and the capacity to accommodate 2,200 when all standing positions are occupied. The auditorium is also one of the few remaining in the UK to have four tiers, namely the Orchestra Stalls, the Dress Circle, the Upper Circle and the Gallery. There are four private boxes on the Dress Circle level, as well as two proscenium boxes on the Upper Circle balcony.

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Stadium of Light

Stadium of Light is an all-seater football stadium and home to Sunderland A.F.C. The name is very much a symbolic link to the thousands of miners and Sunderland supporters that emerged from the darkness and into the light every day when they returned to the surface after working in the mine.
A Davy lamp monument stands at the entrance to reflect the coal mining industry that brought prosperity to the town.

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Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Monkwearmouth Station Museum is a Grade II listed building.
As well as the ticket office visitors can explore the Wagon Shed, Journeys Gallery and Children's Gallery. The railway station closed in March 1967 as a result of the Beeching Axe and featured a restored booking office dating from the Edwardian period. The Tyne and Wear Metro and mainline trains still pass through the station without stopping.