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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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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.
Anya Paintsil is a Welsh Ghanaian artist working mainly in textiles.
Our Hadrian's Wall
Capturing Hadrian’s Wall in its 1900th year.
Tullie House garden is host to a new exhibition of photographs submitted by members of the public, exploring what The Wall means to people in 2022.
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.
The Poetical Cellist
Kenneth Wilson is a Cumbrian cellist and poet. He combines solo cello with poetry, creating performances for many occasions and spaces. The music tells a story, or evokes emotion, which the poetry then explores, teases, reveals – or maybe subverts…
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.
Tullie Art Group
10:30am - 12pm, 1:30pm - 3pm*
Every other Friday from 7 January
We're thrilled to host our Art Group in the museum once again. Join us for a laid-back art session and opportunity to meet like-minded people under the guidance of an experienced artist.
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.
Frontier Perspectives Talks - The impact of Roman Frontiers on people and places
The Roman Empire was an occupying force and the frontier provinces in particular needed to supply resources and income for the Roman state, especially to support the army.
May Half Term Activities
This half term we're joining in with Hadrian's Wall 1900th anniversary celebrations with a range of Roman-themed activities.
All activities are drop in 1 - 4pm unless otherwise stated below.
The second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The session on 28 May will take place at Carlisle Youth Zone.
Calling all creatives aged 12 - 15!
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.
Meet Me at the Museum
10.30am-12pm & 1.30pm-3pm*
First Wednesday of the month.
Dave Ramshaw - Carlisle’s First Learning Centre – Tullie House - June Lunchtime Talk
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery was opened by the Carlisle Corporation in 1893, the original building is a converted Jacobean mansion, with extensions added when it was converted.
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.
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
Uncovering Roman Carlisle: Discoveries from Carlisle's Roman Bathhouse Site
On the final day of the Uncovering Roman Carlisle exhibition, we are delighted to welcome the Bathhouse Excavation Site Director Frank Giecco to Tullie House.
10:30-11:30am & 1:30-2:30pm
Second Sunday of the month (June's session will take place on the third Sunday, 19 June instead)
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.