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.

Things to Do

Family Friendly Sundays

Every Sunday during Cumbrian term times, 1-4pm.

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.

Click HERE to view our programme of Family Friendly Sunday sessions.

Holiday Drop-ins

We always offer a range of creative, hands-on craft activities focusing on our collections and exhibitions throughout the school holidays.

Click HERE to see our Easter drop-in sessions.

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.

Click HERE to find out about our up coming special events. (watch this space- more info to coming soon about our jam packed Roman themed summer of family fun!)

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 Families Coordinator, Cathy Gruba, on (01228) 618776 or catherine.gruba@tulliehouse.org

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


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Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award!


Take a look at the clip below which give further information about the Children's University.

Contact Us

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

Tel: 01228 618718
E-Mail: enquiries@tulliehouse.org

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