October Half Term

Join us for a spooky themed week during October half term.

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?

The Tullie House Lottery

Our brand new lottery is here... Could you be a lucky winner?


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

  • 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 2015/16!

What's On


Upcoming Listings

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...


CELEBRATE is the first project to explore and uncover the living history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community in Cumbria. This exhibition...

Monday Alternative September - November Season

The Monday Alternative season returns for the Autumn with 10 more of the best independent, alternative and foreign language films around. All screenings start...




Previous Exhibitions

  Please click on the links below to discover information about our previous exhibitions: Art Gallery Transmitter / Receiver  -  The Persistence of Collage...

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...

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...

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,...





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...

Nature Collections

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

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...




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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