Carlisle in the Great War

This exhibition will explore Carlisle's war experience, providing a fascinating insight with many objects on display for the first time.

Museums at Night Ghost Tour

Are you brave enough to venture down into the haunted cellar underneath Old Tullie House or walk through the museum galleries by torch light?

Spotlight Gallery

Come and See 'Cleaning up Carlisle' from 10th September to 4th December.

Families

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

The Carlisle Cultural Crawl

Experience more of Carlisle’s fascinating history by downloading the Tullie House app.

  • 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!

Vikings Revealed  :  NOW OPEN! Follow the link to find out more about our exciting new Vikings gallery. 

Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2015/16!

What's On

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Upcoming Listings

A Vikings Guide to Deadly Dragons

An Exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books. Travel back in time to the Dark Ages, a world where Vikings ruled and dragons...

A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons

Are you looking for an epic adventure this summer? Join us at Tullie House for this major exhibition from Seven Stories based on the bestselling How to Train...

Cleaning up Carlisle

This exhibition focuses on a very rare view of Carlisle from the north east painted in about 1790-1800 by Carlisle artist James Lowes.  It is one of only two...

Galleries

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Galleries

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...

Richard Slee Touring Exhibition

Following the exhibition of Richard Slee: Work and Play at Tullie House in the Summer of 2014, this exhibition is available for tour from Spring 2015. The...

Vikings Revealed

Our latest addition to our galleries opened in February 2016 giving a unique insight into Viking Cumbria. Vikings Revealed will has at its heart artefacts,...

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...

Collections

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Collections

Burne-Jones

Burne-Jones became one of the most important artists of the second phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He developed an individual style and combined many...

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...

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...

Carlisle Natural History Society

  Go to Carlisle Natural History Society website http://www.carlislenats.org.uk Carlisle Natural History Society, established in 1893, has been studying the...

News

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News

Here Today

As part of the CELEBRATE: LGBT History in Cumbria Project, photographer and visual artist, Colin Tennant, spent time...

Here Today Exhibition by Colin Tennant
Hundreds visit new explorers gallery in first week

Tullie House has transformed its first floor Exhibitions Gallery into a discovery play space inspired by their...

Fond Farewell to Director

Hilary Wade, the Director of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust, will be leaving at the end of December. She has...

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...

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Contact Us

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

Tel: 01228 618718
E-Mail: enquiries@tulliehouse.co.uk

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