Art Gallery

The Exhibition Gallery at Tullie House Museum is one of the biggest and most attractive contemporary galleries in the region.  Since opening, the gallery has established itself as one of the best spaces of its kind in the region and its strategic importance is recognised by all the major funding...

Border Reivers

This 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. Invading armies caused terror, destruction and death. From this conflict emerged ruthless men who were expert raiders, horsemen and cattle...

Carlisle Life

This 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 past, with the emphasis on people and their stories. The main themes are home, work and leisure, and the central feature is a tower of 'faces 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 homemade and external exhibitions. Our current exhibition is  Paul Leith: Technicolour Carlisle 27th May 2017 - 1st October 2017    

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 exciting development incorporates new interpretation including an innovative multimedia programme. The exhibition of the museum’s important...

Previous Exhibitions

  Please click on the links below to discover information about our previous exhibitions: Art Gallery Transmitter / Receiver  -  The Persistence of Collage Into the Light - The Story of Freemasonry George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle: Artis & Patron Hartnell to Amies : Couture by Royal...

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 tour is a partnership project between Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle and Hales Gallery, London. Richard Slee is an...

Roman Frontier Gallery

'The Roman Frontier: stories beyond Hadrian's Wall ' gallery is a permanent exhibition which showcases Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery’s significant Roman collections along with items on loan from the British Museum. A broad range of interpretative techniques have been employed throughout the...

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...

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 closed for most of the winter. The viewing platform, which offers spectacular views of Carlisle Castle and the city skyline, was closed to the...

Vikings Revealed

Our latest addition to our galleries opened in February 2016 giving a unique insight into Viking Cumbria. Vikings Revealed will has at its heart artefacts, interpretation and microscopic analysis of the finds from the Viking cemetery at Cumwhitton, near Carlisle.  The display follows the...