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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

WWT Washington

WWT Washington


WWT Washington Wetland Centre,
Tyne and Wear,
England NE38 8LE

T: 0191 416 5454

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) website.
WWT Washington website.

Opening Times:

9.30am to 4.30pm (November to March)
9.30am to 5.30pm (April to October)
Christmas Eve 9:30am to 2pm. Closed on Christmas Day.

See official website for confirmation.

Admission Price:

Please Click here for admission prices.

or become a member today.

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Below are many different species of wildfowl seen at WWT Centres (listed alphabetically):

     A-B    C-F    G-L    M-R    S-Z   

or you can find different species on the Wildfowl Identification pages.

Photos of World Ducks
Click to view photos of Ducks.

Photos of World Geese
Click to view photos of Geese.

Photos of World Geese
Click to view all species of Swans.


WWT Washington Wetland Centre

WWT Washington Wetland Centre offers unforgettable nose-to-beak bird encounters. Its varied landscape of wetlands, meadows and woodlands is home to ducks, geese, waders, flamingos, cranes, herons, frogs, bats and even goats!

See Hawaiian Geese, Chilean Flamingos, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Barnacle Geese, Avocets, Curlews, and much more!


The Google map above should help you to locate WWT Washington Wetland Centre and allows you to zoom in for more detail or switch to satellite view.

Arrive by car:

The centre is located 10 minutes from the A1M (south bound - take junction 65 and follow signs for the A1231 to Sunderland, then follow the brown duck signs; north bound - take junction 64 and do the same) and two minutes from the A19 (take the A1231 exit and follow signs towards Gateshead, then follow the brown duck signs). You can follow the brown duck signs to the centre from the A195, A19, A182 and A1231. Extensive free parking available.

AA route planner to plan your route.

SatNav postcode is: NE38 8LE

Arrive By bus

The centre is served by buses to the Waterview Park government building, which is just a short walk away. These run Monday to Saturday. There is no bus service on a Sunday. Please visit for timetable and fare information.

Arrive By Rail

Sunderland rail station is a 15-minute car/bus ride away, while Newcastle and Durham stations are about 10 minutes further afield.

Arrive By Metro

The region's underground Metro train service has stations with direct bus links to Washington town centre. These can be found in Sunderland (Park Lane Interchange), Newcastle (Haymarket or Eldon Square), Gateshead (Gateshead Interchange) and Heworth.