Tullie125 Exhibition and Events Programme

During our special year join us for an exciting programme of exhibitions, displays and special events exploring our history, celebrating our current successes and looking ahead to an exciting future.


Discover the Tullie125 exhibition and events programme here

125 Years in Carlisle

Tullie House was officially opened as a museum, public library and school of art in 1893. The buildings housed the collections of the city and shared the stories they told in a brand new museum and art gallery. The buildings also incorporated Science and Technology lessons.

During the next century the Schools of Art, Science and Technology, and finally the library, would all move to new premises in the city, but the museum and art gallery remained and expanded. Since 2011 the museum has been an independent charitable trust and continues to operate as a nationally important museum and centre for learning, inspiring hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Discover more about our history here

125 Years of Art

Tullie House shares and cares for the city's art collection, which includes fine art, costume and texties and decorative art. Highlights of the colleciton include works by North Cumbrian artists, an internationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite works and the stunning sixteenth century Amati violin.

To discover more about the Art collection at Tullie House click here

125 Years of Nature

The Natural History collection at Tullie House collects and preserves objects and information concerning the wildlife and geology of Cumbria.The museum holds large and important collections of zoological, botanical and geological material. Tullie House Museum also maintains a local biological records database with over 200,000 records of wildlife sightings in Cumbria.


To find out more about the Nature collection click here

125 Years of History

Tullie House's human history collection explores the people who have left their mark on Cumbria. From stone axes created by prehistoric people 10,000 years ago, to Roman artifacts found in our own garden and underneath the building. From Reivers to Railways and beyond.


Click here to find out more about the Tullie House History Collection  

125 Years of Stories

For 125 years Tullie House has been a place for sharing stories. Sharing stories through learning, through the collection, through exhibitions and events. Helping to share the stories of the people, their art and their creativity.

Tullie House is also a place where stories are made. Stories like yours.

Do you have a great story to tell about Tullie House? 

Join us at our next drop in to share your story and be part of our 125 celebrations!

Drop in dates: Thursday 6 December 2018, Thursday 10 January 2019, Thursday 14 February 2019


Click here to share your story and help us mark 125 years?