As a Corporate Patron, your support helps us to create opportunities, experiences and learning for all. 

Together we can use our buildings and collections to tell stories, explore the world around us and transform lives.  

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is one of Carlisle and Cumbria’s greatest cultural assets. It is a museum and art gallery that bridges the global and the local, which is renowned for the quality of its collections, exhibitions and engagement programme.

Becoming a Corporate Patron is a great way for you and your business to support the work of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.


As a Corporate Patron you understand the value culture can play in changing people’s lives, and you want to play a part in making that happen. 

Our Corporate Patrons understand the need to record and preserve stories from the past, to share the present and to shape the future. Our Corporate Patrons understand the value of learning about and engaging with collections. Our Corporate Patrons appreciate and explore world culture, history, science and the arts through local, national and international perspectives.

As a Corporate Patron, you can contribute as much as you wish.

Corporate Patron donations begin at £1000 per year, although increased donations through financial or in-kind contributions are welcome.

Our Corporate Patrons become part of significant conversations around the direction and future of the Museum, as well as receiving direct benefits that include:

  • An invitation for two to dine with the Museum Director, including the chance to access behind-the-scenes collections
  • Invitations to select engagements with Trustees, Business Partners and fellow Patrons
  • Invitations to events throughout the year including Exhibition Previews 
  • Opportunity to attend specially curated Member events
  • A complimentary half-day room hire booking (catering requirements charged separately)
  • 10% discount on additional room hire rates
  • Accreditation and recognition on the Tullie House website and printed Annual Review 
  • One free advertisement in our Member e-newsletter per annum
  • A dedicated contact at Tullie House 


Tullie House is a community resource that is loved by thousands of people across the city and beyond.

As a Corporate Patron you have the exclusive opportunity to engage and inspire clients, employees and stakeholders, in one of Carlisle’s finest visitor attractions. Set in attractive gardens, Tullie House offers a range of beautiful event spaces; from our Meeting Room and Library, located in Old Tullie House; to our Function Room and Lecture Theatre, seating up to 100 people.

Boasting over 125 years of being at the heart of our region's culture and heritage, Tullie House is the perfect venue to make and reinforce meaningful connections.

We believe in providing a museum fit for the 21st century, which is for 21st century people and 21st century life.

Our thanks go to our corporate patrons for their generous support:

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsoring one of our world-class exhibitions or supporting one of our diverse and exciting learning programmes can help us to share charitable objectives and goals.  

We are committed to working creatively with our Corporate Patrons, identifying mutual benefit and establishing deep and lasting partnerships to create one vision to deliver real cultural impact.