Pages from History: Celebrating 200 Years of the Cumberland News

14 November 2015 - 31 January 2016 - From Waterloo to One Big Weekend, explore the history of news in the region through front pages and photography from the Cumberland News archives and objects from the Tullie House collection.

Read more


Keep up to date with all our forthcoming family friendly events.

Read more

THe Collection

Follow the link to find details of THe Collection Website

Read more
  • Welcome

Welcome to Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Welcome to Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

One of the top places to visit in Carlisle, Tullie House, where historic collections, contemporary art and family fun are brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery.

Tullie House Museum, Carlisle is close to the border of England and Scotland and the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall and within striking distance of the breathtaking Lake District, Tullie House is a meeting point for history, nature and art in one of Britain's most fascinating regions and has been inspiring visitors for more than 120 years!

Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2015!







Please note 

Our Border Galleries will be undergoing an exciting redevelopment in the coming months, to bring to you a new Border Galleries visitor experience. During this time the Viking & the Reivers areas of the galleries will be closed.

Schedule of Closures:

Reivers area is now open!
Vikings area closes on Wednesday 28 October and will re-open on Friday 12th February 2016.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this time and every visitior will receive a 20% discount voucher for a return visit.

What's On


Upcoming Listings

Christmas Lunches

Celebrate the festive season in style with a sumptuous Christmas lunch. Menu Classic French Onion Soup with Cheese Toasts Carpaccio of Pineapple with...

Spotlight Programme

'In the Most Perfect Peace' 'In The Most Perfect Peace' offers a chance to see Turner's 'Ullswater, Cumberland', painted in 1833.  The watercolour made the...

Pages from History: Celebrating 200 Years of The Cumberland News

From Waterloo to One Big Weekend explore the events and changes in the county over the past two centuries through front pages, photography and objects from the...




Border Reivers

This new permanent gallery explores the deadly world of the Border Reivers. For 300 years the people of the Anglo-Scottish Border region lived in a war zone....

Carlisle Life

This new gallery is a complete transformation of the museum's Social History Gallery, taking a fresh look and a new approach to the Carlisle area's recent...

The Border Galleries

  The galleries are on the First Floor (lift access available). At the gallery entrance visitors can also visit the Rotunda Viewing Platform for fine views of...

The Lookout

    The Tullie House Lookout rotunda was officially re-opened on the 14th April 2011 by Tullie House’s newly appointed Shadow Chair Roger Cooke, having been...





The Human History Collections In order to record and interpret the lives and activities of the people who have lived in northern Cumbria over the last 10,000...

Wildlife Records

Wildlife Records Tullie House Museum established what may be the first ever local biological records centre in 1902 at the instigation of the curator at the...

Nature Collections

Tullie House Museum collects and preserves objects and information concerning the wildlife and geology of Cumbria. The museum holds large and important...

Art Collection

Tullie House has extensive and important art collection including Fine Art, Decorative Art and Textiles. Our main priorities are: To maintain, record and...




Tullie House Museum wins the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2015

We are thrilled to announce that we have won the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award – one of the biggest museum...

We have been shortlisted for the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2015!

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for the Telegraph...

Tullie House Travel Group

The Tullie House Travel Group evolved from The Friends of Tullie House and they are now Members of this Museum. Since...

Certificate of Excellence 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015! Certificate of...

Object of the month

Object of the month

Basket hilted sword

Used by Highland Jacobite forces that captured Carlisle during the 1745 rebellion. 

Image of Basket Hilted Sword

Latest Tweets

15 hours 45 min ago
Great job #NCS Gallery Team for designing and hanging the display. See it for free in the Community Room until Tues.
15 hours 54 min ago
Well done #NCS Gallery team for writing and recording audio labels for some of the photographs featured in the Carlisle Life Gallery.
17 hours 19 min ago
Thanks #NCS Garden Team for completing the sensory planting and garden tidy up - IN THE RAIN! Looks amazing now!
18 hours 53 min ago
#NCS social action day at TH is creating resources in the garden and galleries that respond to the needs of people with visual impairment.

Contact Us

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.
Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

Tel: 01228 618718

Sign up to our Email Newsletter