Exhibition and Programme

Discover the Driggsby, A Whale's Tale exhibition and accompanying family programme for Spring 2021.

Driggsby, A Whale's Tale exhibition, opening 18 May 2021

Family activity programme - coming soon!

The Story of Driggsby - the Tullie House Whale

In 2014 a whale was found washed up on the beach near Drigg, in West Cumbria. By early 2017 the whale had been named Driggsby and was displayed proudly in Tullie House atrium.

To discover more about Driggsby's story click here

Please note this page features images of animal remains which may cause upset.

Puzzles and Craft Activities

Get creative and have some fun with our crafts and puzzles inspired by Driggsby. 

Piece together our Driggsby skeleton jigsaw

Complete more jigsaw pictures from the story: Jigsaw 1, Jigsaw 2, Jigsaw 3, Jigsaw 4 

Try a Driggsby wordsearch

Make a socktopus - video

Make an origami whale - video

Whale Tales - Creating a story

As part of a National Lottery Heritage project more than 150 school children wrote and illustrated a story book inspired by Driggsby, which in turn inspired a new exhibition.

Find out more about the Whale Tales project here

Whale Tales - 'The ocean is not a bin'

As part of Whale Tales school children took part in beach cleans and learned about the impact of plastic on our oceans.

Find out more about plastic pollution here

Driggsby viewing area and gallery

Driggsby is now on display in the atrium at Tullie House and more information can be found on our Border Galleries

To find out more about Driggsby click here