Eye for Colour Exhibition

27 June - 1 November 2015

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Weekend of Film

Friday 23 October - Sunday 25 October 2015.

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The Carlisle Historial Pageants

A reflection of people, community and identitiy.

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

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THe Collection

Follow the link to find details of THe Collection Website

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  • 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 closes on Wednesday 23rd September and will re-open on Saturday 17th October 2015.
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

Eye for Colour Exhibition

Explore all aspects of colour with this hands-on, inspiring exhibition. Eye for Colour is a visual feast for the whole family, which will alert the senses and ...

The Carlisle Historical Pageants

Pageants of 1928, 1951 and 1977, through themes of community, civic identity and people. The exhibition features a diverse collection of pageant costume, film...

Monday Alternative Season Ticket

The Monday Alternative saver season ticket allows you to see all 12 of this season's films for the discounted price of £54.00 a saving of £12.00 over the...




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...

Old Tullie House

Tullie House Museum has refurbished two of its permanent galleries to improve the display of its nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. This...

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...




Nature Collections

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

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...

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...

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

Anglo Saxon Cross

Found St Cuthbert's Lane, Carlisle Date 8th Century AD The front has the remains of an inscription on it, which says 'B...

Image of Anglo Saxon Cross

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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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