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.

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

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THe Collection

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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 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

New Expressions New Opportunities Award by Uta Kögelsberger

Cumbria Museum Consortium venues: - Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and Wordsworth Trust, have come together to take part in the...

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...




Art Gallery

One of the biggest and most attractive contemporary art galleries in the region, this fine exhibition space was provided as part of the £5 million...

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....

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...

Exhibitions Gallery

The Exhibitions Gallery is one of Tullie House's constantly changing display spaces, the other being the Art Gallery. The Exhibitions Gallery hosts both...




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...

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 Carlisle Natural History Society, established in 1893, has been studying the...


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...




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

14 hours 48 min ago
Black Friday is coming to @TullieHouse! We have a massive 15% off all the items for sale in our shop - 27 Nov only
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The Cumbria Sky Map featured on @CumbriaCrack
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@TullieHouse Close guess @AdeTeal #MysteryMonday was actually a rushlight holder. Rushes were a cheap alt to candles.
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@dorsetwurzel ok cool, we'll keep a look out for one of those for next time :)

Contact Us

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

Tel: 01228 618718

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