On the 16th May 2013 Tullie House once again opened its doors after hours as part of the international cultural festival, Museums at Night.

For one night only, we took over the big empty space of the Tullie House Art Gallery, and let the adults have all the creative fun whilst enjoying a cocktail or two.

Digital Artist Adam Clarke helped participants turn the walls of the gallery into an interactive digital Cumbrian landscape.  Powered by the popular game Minecraft, this projected digital world was also be available remotely - participants brought their own portable devices to the event and people from all over the world were able to contribute to our digital space.

For a historical twist, our Curator of Archaeology was on hand to supervise the digital recreation of Carlisle’s Roman fort, and for inspiration provided handling objects from our Roman collections.

And as if all that isn’t enough, we brought a whole new meaning to life drawing with our Fancy Dress Life Drawing area.

If drawing or digital creations weren't your thing, there were simple hands on paper crafts in our chill out areas that could be enjoyed with a drink or two from the Tullie House Pop Up bar.  Music was provided by DJs Paolo Di Liberto (Thin White Duke Resident) and Leeroy Smith who were be playing a set of deep house and nu-disco throughout the evening.

Please view our time lapse video of the event below.

Museums at Night Video



Joanne Hindmarsh