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Amati Violin

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Amati Violin

Made c.1566 by Andrea Amati, this is one of the oldest violins in the world. A rare survivor from the earliest period of violin making, it is of outstanding international historical interest.

Georgian Mantua dress

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Women's Court Mantua Dress, Georgian

Pale blue silk brocaded with silver thread and trimmed with silver lace.

Land girl outfit, WWII

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Women's Land Army Uniform, WWII

Khaki cotton shirt and dungarees, tie and armband, 1940s

Wax Victorian Doll

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Wax Doll, Victorian

This is a wax doll from the Victorian period (1837-1901) and was owned by the Bendle family who lived at 21 Chiswick Street in Carlisle.


Women's Voluntary Service

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Photograph of Women’s Voluntary service

The Women's Voluntary Service sorting items for a jumble sale to raise money for the War Effort.

Programme for Carlisle United vs. Leeds United, 1950

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Programme, Carlisle United vs. Leeds United, 1950

Programme for the F.A. Cup 3rd round match between Carlisle United and Leeds United. The Yorkshire giants defeated the Blues 5-2. Nearly 23,000 fans watched the action at Brunton Park. Carlisle’s goals came from George Dick and John Lindsay.