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All About The Elephant Tea Room

Iconic and Unique

The Elephant Tea Room has been part of Sunderland's High Street since 1875. Thanks to the vision of innovative architect Frank Caws and Grimshaw himself, this building has survived the blitz and many other challenges. To bring this iconic Historic Building to life as Sunderland Local History Library, we offer access to thousands of unique records and resources that help to tell the story of Sunderland's past.

We will be developing further opportunities through our programming that will include new exhibitions, educational activities and workshop. Read on to find out what we offer and to plan your visit to this incredible Historic Building.