Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is on the hunt for members to join their Youth Panel, ahead of an exciting new project coming up in January 2020.

The Youth Panel is open to 14-21 year olds interested in local heritage and stories, history and art.  With monthly Saturday meetings, it’s a chance to meet new like-minded people, get creative, see behind the scenes, learn new skills, become inspired by exhibitions and crucially, allow young people to have their say in designing and shaping Tullie’s public spaces.

Three taster sessions will be held on 5 October, 16 November and 16 December, giving young people the chance to come along and get a feel for the group, get to know new and existing members and share ideas that will help influence the direction of the next exciting project!  Sessions take place between 10.00am and 12.00pm at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

  • Saturday 5 October: Meet new members and have your say in the museum’s future
  • Saturday 16 November: Get to know each other and share project ideas
  • Saturday 14 December: Xmas activities and the reveal of the new 2020 project!

Jenn Bell, Community and Young People Coordinator, who’ll be running the group, comments “I’ve just started here at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery so the sessions will be new to me too.  I’m really looking forward to meeting new members and hearing great ideas about how we can kick-start our next project.”

The Youth Panel has been involved in lots of exciting projects at Tullie House, from creating their own comic book inspired by an epic summer walking Hadrian’s Wall, to their recent project with the National Trust co-curation an exhibition exploring the effects of plastic pollution on our seas, inspired by Coleridge’s epic poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth.

The Youth Panel is supported through Arts Council funding.  Sessions are free to attend and refreshments will be provided.  Call 01228 618705 for more info or email Jackie Owen at community@tulliehouse.org to secure a place on any or all of the taster sessions. 


Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Youth Panel seeks new members

Recruiting young people aged 14-21

Free taster sessions 10.00am – 12.00pm on 5 October, 16 November and 16 December

Sign up by emailing community@tulliehouse.org