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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.
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Paddington: The Story of a Bear
Paddington: The Story of a Bear, is a brand new family-friendly touring exhibition developed by the British Library featuring books, documents, film clips, original artwork and interactive areas. Lose yourself in your own Paddington adventures and stories.
Mandarin Chinese for Beginners
Learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese with Chinese Language Instructor Minqi Tian. This 10-week course will teach you pronunciation, basic characters and everyday Chinese for communication. Recommended for 16 years and over.
Every Tuesday during Cumbrian term time, 11am
Join our team every Tuesday in the Border Galleries to hear a story or two - get ready to join in. Stories are picked with those under 5 in mind, but everyone is welcome.
Of Wolves and Whales
Take a journey through the natural history of Cumbria, from past extinctions to the conservation efforts happening today.
Our friendly and engaging toddler sessions are for children up to 5 years old. They have a relaxed atmosphere and always involve a range of activities, including crafts and sensory play. Each session has a different theme.
Carlisle in Pictures
Join our assistant curator in the historic surroundings of Old Tullie House to get a close up view of works brought out of our stores. Spanning over 300 years, the selection will show how Carlisle has seen through the eyes of our most noted artists.
Portable Antiquities Scheme: Finds ID Days
Last Friday of the month
Meet our Finds Liaison Officer to find out about and record your metal-detected finds.
2pm - 4pm
Discover some fabulous fashion objects from our stores.
Once Upon a Planet Twilight Taster
Sign up deadline is 21 January
This is an out-of-hours event exclusively for young people aged 16-25 to find out more about the Tullie House Natural Science collections, the Once Upon a Planet project and how you can get involved.
February Lunchtime Talk - ‘On the B of the Bang’, Alan Bell
Alan Bell is a local athletics official who has been fortunate to be appointed to the global elite panel which manages major meetings across the world, including the Olympics and World Championships.
Meet Me at the Museum
10am-11:30am & 1pm-2:30pm*
First Wednesday of the month.
First Thursday of every month
Meet our Geology Curators for some object handling in the galleries.
Lunar New Year
Join us to celebrate a new year in the Chinese calendar and bring in the Year of the Tiger.
We will have crafts, storytelling, museum trails, performances and workshops highlighting Chinese culture and tradition.
Join our specialist curator in a different archaeology gallery each month. Discover more about the collections and stories on display, from prehistory to Romans and the Vikings.
Archaeology Unearthed will take place on the following dats:
Social History Group
We are very excited to re-form our Social History Group, and to invite you to meet us at the museum to chat and share stories of old Carlisle.
February Half Term Paddington Crafts
Drop in between 1pm - 4pm
Tickets: Free with general admission
Saturday 12 February - Origami Paddington
Sunday 13 February - Cupcake Liner Bears
Monday 14 February - Paper Plate Bear Masks
10:30-11:30am & 1:30-2:30pm
Second Sunday of the month
Relaxed Half Term Paddington Crafts
We are giving a little more time and space for those who would prefer quieter sessions.
11am, Sunday 13 February - Cupcake Liner Bears
10.30am, Tuesday 15 February - Marmalade Slime
March Lunchtime Talk - The Tricks Photographers Play, Martin Sproul
Probably every commercial photograph you have ever seen will have been edited and processed. This is not a new practice; rather, photographers have been editing and manipulating photographs forever.
Uncovering Roman Carlisle
The stories behind the community excavation of Carlisle’s Roman bathhouse
To the Edges of Empire
Marking 1900 years since the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall in AD122, To the Edges of Empire features beautiful and important objects to explore the role of locations and people across the Roman Empire during Hadrian’s reign.
Our Hadrian's Wall
Capturing Hadrian’s Wall in its 1900th year.