A Brief Guide To The Displays
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 the Castle and across the city.
The main displays cover aspects of Carlisle and Border history, from Prehistoric to recent times, and the natural history of the area, from geology to local wildlife. Temporary exhibitions are held in the Exhibitions Gallery on the same floor. Also a new display of the Border Reivers.
Roman Frontier Gallery
The Roman Frontier: stories beyond Hadrian's Wall gallery is a major development which is a world-class attraction towards the western end of Hadrian's Wall. This new interactive gallery tells the story of who built Hadrian's Wall and how life changed when the Romans arrived in Carlisle. See the treasures from the British Museum and discover who you might have been in Roman Carlisle. Investigate the difference between life 2000 years ago and global frontiers today.
Old Tullie House
A permanent exhibition of the museum’s important collection of works by Pre-Raphaelite artists, their Heirs and related Arts and Crafts Movement textiles, ceramics, metalwork, furniture and costume can be seen in Old Tullie House. The exhibition occupies two galleries in this grade 1* listed building. The ground floor gallery has been completely refurbished, providing improved access and increased display space
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 redevelopment of the whole museum complex in 1989.
With 300 square metres of floor space, a flexible lockwall hanging system and the capability to meet the most demanding of environmental and security requirements, the gallery is able to present large-scale touring and self-produced exhibitions of the highest quality.