An Opening Weekend toook place Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 June celebrating the opening of the new Fantastic Fairground Factory exhibition.

Saturday 29 June Highlights

The refreshing modern décor of the refurbished café includes new comfy sofas, contemporary colours, pieces from the collection in glass topped coffee tables and walls finished with historic prints of Carlisle from the museum’s 125-year archive.

The voices of young people from Carlisle have come together to create an exciting new pop-up exhibition at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

The ‘Reimagining Hope Street’ exhibition is open now!

Artists Harvey Tye, Jonathan Harkins and John Lake from Prism Arts Studio Arts Programme worked with Tullie House curator Claire Sleightholm to co-curate the exciting new ‘Cultures Collide’ exhibition in the historic Old Tullie House, which opened earlier this year.

Borderlines Book Festival launches two public competitions.


Cabaret Mechanical Theatre presents the Fantastic Fairground Factory at Tullie House Museum, a brand-new exhibition exploring the secrets of the fairground with interactive exhibits designed to bemuse, baffle and bewilder.

The voices of young people from Carlisle and four other North West cities will be telling alternative stories of each city heritage through Frog & Bone’s recycled pop-up Art Museum.

One of the most important collections in England is right on your doorstep…

The tale of the twelve metre Fin Whale which was installed in Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery has been published in the annual Natural Sciences Collections Association Journal.

Tullie House are working in partnership with Prism Arts after receiving National Lottery Heritage Funding for an exciting new project working with 150 Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils on the West Coast.