Black Memories Matter

A long-term collaborative project between Tullie House Museum and Cumbria Archives to address the lack of diversity within Cumbria's collections and records.

We want to create meaningful change at Tullie House Museum and this project is one way we're trying to expand both our own, and the county's knowledge of Black History and Black lives in Cumbria.

Our collections don’t accurately represent the Black and Brown people living in Cumbria today, and we want to change this through sourcing stories, objects and memories that are currently unknown or under-researched.

How to get involved

  • Is there anything you would like to share with us, our visitors and future generations?
  • Do you have objects, newspaper articles, photographs of Black or Brown people who live/ have lived in Cumbria? We understand people may not wish to part with precious items, so we can accept high quality scans of images or video files.
  • We are here to listen to your stories and experiences of living in Cumbria, and there are lots of ways we can help you record them.
  • Do you have photographs or videos from the Black Lives Matter gathering in Carlisle in 2020?
  • Have you collected newspaper articles, written a journal or created artwork?
  • Do you know of any research projects taking place? Would you like to help us?
  • Come along to our Black Memories Matter Museum tours and social events! Dates will be advertised on social media - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

If you're interested in donating or submitting something, if you'd like more information or simply want to offer feedback please email or speak to Lindsey Atkinson, Community Engagement producer, Tullie House Museum: 07769326458 or Tim Cottingham, Community Services Officer for Cumbria Archives: 07557600606.

Please note: There will be a small amount of paperwork to complete for anything you would like us to collect. This can be shared directly via email and completed digitally.


On: 07 th October 2020, 10:00 am Until: 31 st December 2023, 11:45 pm