Welcome to the Tullie House Families Area

Tullie House are winners of the Telegraph Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award. We follow the Kids in Museums manifesto and aim to provide a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere, first class family friendly activities and events throughout the year, spacious baby-changing areas, comfortable gallery spaces and a child-friendly restaurant menu.

Nature Explorers' Weekend 28th & 29th April

Back by popular demand is our fantastic Nature Explorers’ Weekend.  Join us for another fun-filled weekend exploring what makes Cumbria’s nature so exciting.  Our friends from around the region will be joining us again to bring their own nature inspired activities.  We’ll have hands-on crafts, amazing creatures to meet and we’ll be joined once again by Professor Pumpernickel and his spectacular science show!

Tullie Explorer Discover and Create Sundays

Every other Sunday during Cumbrian term times, 1-4pm. (please check the programme for dates) 

Join us for a range of fun interactive activities linked to our collections or exhibitions. Handle real objects, try on costume and get creative with a range of crafts.

See our Tullie Families Facebook page for more details. 


Tullie Explorer Discover and Create Space

Every other Sunday during Cumbrian term times in our Community Gallery (7th & 21st May, 18th June, 2nd & 16th July) 

Get creative in this brand new pop-up craft space where you'll find a changing range or self-led crafts and games linked to our collections and exhibitions. (Museum charges apply) 


Special Events

We have an exciting programme of special events throughout the year celebrating our changing exhibitions including action packed summer family festivals, our famous family sleepovers and exhibition opening weekends.


Interactive Museum Trails

Find below a selection of fun, interactive gallery trails to help you and your family explore and discover the range of fascinating objects on display.

We also have a family friendly map of the museum galleries highlighting all the interactive areas and points of interest.

These are also available to pick up at our Trail Station near the museum entrance.


If you have any questions or comments about our family friendly programme please contact our Schools and Families Coordinator, Sarah Forster, on (01228) 618725 or sarah.forster@tulliehouse.org

You also maybe interested in our THe Youth Panel and Tullie Time Travellers Groups


Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with all our family friendly activities.

Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award!