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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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Anya Paintsil is a Welsh Ghanaian artist working mainly in textiles.
Curatorial Tours - Tuesdays
Get a more in-depth look at the collections and make the most of the curators' expertise with our regular gallery tours.
Tours take place 2 - 2.30pm and are included with general admission/an annual ticket.
Curatorial Talks - Thursdays
Join our curators for talks on a range of subjects.
All talks take place 2 - 3pm and are included with general admission/an annual ticket.
Prism artists Jonathan Harkins and Harvey Tye have continued their interest in the Japanese collections at Tullie House. In 2021 they were commissioned to create artistic responses to contemporary Japanese prints transferred to Tullie House from Derbyshire Schools Library Service.
4.30- 7.30pm, Fridays 10 June - 15 July
Join us in the gardens for a Friday treat, taking advantage of the warmer, lighter evenings.
We'll have two options for you
Once Upon A Planet
The story of our planet is at a crucial chapter. This brand-new exhibition uses Tullie House’s nationally significant Natural Science collections to explore the impact of climate change on the animals, plants and habitats around us.
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.
UN-LOCK Activism Art workshop - Activism Patches
Join artist and activist Katie Lock in this free workshop for 12 - 25-year-olds.
Wear your passion on your sleeve by creating bold and punchy activism patches through simple creative stenciling techniques and interesting symbology.
Professor Lisa Hopkins - Hadrian’s Wall in Elizabethan Times - July Lunchtime Talk
Soon after Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in 1587, a Cumbrian gentleman (probably one of the Dacres of Lanercost) proposed that Hadrian’s Wall should be rebuilt. He estimated that this would cost £30,000 and would result in an effective defensive structure.
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.
Meet Me at the Museum
10.30am-12pm & 1.30pm-3pm*
First Wednesday of the month.
Carlisle Unity Festival 2022
‘Healing Together’ is the theme for four Cumbria-wide Unity Festivals (Kendal, Barrow, Whitehaven, Carlisle) which are being held across summer 2022 and delivered by Awaz Cumbria.
Summer Ceramics Workshop for Children
Wednesday 27 July & Wednesday 10 August
10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm both days.
Helen Millican – Radio Cumbria Exploits - August Lunchtime Talk
A talk hosted by BBC Radio Cumbria broadcaster, Helen Millican.
Full details coming soon.
Outdoor Magic Show for Kids
Amazing magic and hilarious comedy for children from magician, Franc Karpo.
Join us in the gardens* for a 45-minute fun and interactive magic show with lots of audience participation and maybe even an appearance from a cute, fluffy bunny.
Summer Craft Fair
We are excited to be hosting our very own Summer Craft Fair over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
With lots of local crafters, creatives and designers it's not to be missed. We'll also have workshops, including ceramics and felting.