How Wallace the lion who has thrilled generations ended up at Sunderland Museum



Who knows the background to Wallace the lion?
Wallace is one of the most popular exhibits of the Sunderland Museum.
He stands imperiously on display in the ground floor of the building. But what is the history behind this display - what is Wallace’s story?
Philip Curtis from the Sunderland Antiquarian Society looked into the tale and explains more.
Wallace the lion is known by thousands of Wearsiders and was bought by the Museum in 1879.
Generations of people from throughout the North East have seen him.
Wallace outlived his trainer and eventually he died in 1875 at Warrington. He was then... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 29
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