Showing: All events

On: 20 th September 2019, 7:00 pm

Explore the dark side of the fairground with a special late opening of the Fantastic Fairground Factory exhibition.

On: 23 rd September 2019, 6:45 pm

Heart-warming biography telling the untold story of the world’s greatest comedy duo return to Britain after falling out of favour in Hollywood.

Dir: Jon S Baird, 2018, 98 mins

On: 25 th September 2019, 10:00 am Until: 25 th September 2019, 2:30 pm

Our friendly and engaging toddler drop in 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.

11 September – Dress Up and Make-believe 

On: 25 th September 2019, 1:00 pm

We look forward to spending time talking together, exploring items from the museum collection and being inspired by the stories behind them.

On: 29 th September 2019, 10:00 am Until: 29 th September 2019, 4:00 pm

Enjoy a range of hands-on crafts and activities linked to our collection and special exhibitions!

15 September – Funky Fossils

29 September – Automata Team Building Challenge

6 October – Black History Month – African Masks

3 November- Tuner Themed Watercolours

On: 30 th September 2019, 6:45 pm

Set in a post conflict Eastern Ukraine, war is called peace, propaganda is erected in truth and hate claims to be love. Lonitsa’s dark journey through the Donbass is a series of crazy adventures in which the grotesque and the tragic mingle like life and death. Russian with English subtitles.

On: 01 st October 2019, 11:00 am

Join our storyteller to hear traditional stories and folk tales linked with the museum’s collection.

3 September, 17 September, 1 October, 15 October, 29 October, 12 November, 26 November, 10 December

On: 01 st October 2019, 1:00 pm

Just in time for Halloween Robert Williams is back to talk about the cultural history of ghosts and recent art projects following on from his work in Pennsylvania and the école des Beaux Arts in Paris.

On: 02 nd October 2019, 10:30 am

Explore the museum’s fabulous collection of historic embroidered samplers, Ayrshire work and other textiles, not currently on display. Maximum of 10 people.

On: 02 nd October 2019, 11:45 am

Explore the museum’s fabulous collection of historic embroidered samplers, Ayrshire work and other textiles, not currently on display. Maximum of 10 people.

On: 02 nd October 2019, 2:00 pm

Join us for a matinee screening to mark 60 years since the release of Some Like it Hot starring Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe. The screening environment has been adapted for the benefit of those living with dementia and their families, but everyone is welcome.

On: 06 th October 2019, 10:00 am

Want to explore the museum with your family in a more relaxed environment? We will be opening our Border Galleries an hour early on the first Sunday of the month so you can discover at your own pace, with the lights up and the sounds down.

On: 06 th October 2019, 10:00 am Until: 06 th October 2019, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a range of hands-on crafts and activities linked to our collection and special exhibitions!

15 September – Funky Fossils

29 September – Automata Team Building Challenge

6 October – Black History Month – African Masks

3 November- Tuner Themed Watercolours

On: 07 th October 2019, 6:45 pm

Rose is a fiery Glaswegian singer, fresh from a stint in prison, when her new employer offer unexpected support for her dreams of making it in Nashville.

Dir: Tom Harper, 2018, 100 mins

On: 09 th October 2019, 10:00 am Until: 09 th October 2019, 2:30 pm

Our friendly and engaging toddler drop in 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.

11 September – Dress Up and Make-believe 

On: 12 th October 2019, 9:00 am Until: 13 th October 2019, 5:00 pm

Key Note: Professor Richard Bradley

On: 13 th October 2019, 1:30 pm

Join us to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of social crafting whilst taking a closer look at unseen pieces of the Tullie textiles collection.

On: 14 th October 2019, 7:45 pm

The first Kenyan film to screen at Cannes, Rafiki is a love story between Ziki and Kena, the daughters of rival politicians. Some Swahili with English subtitles.

Dir: Wanuri Kahiu, 2018, 83 mins

On: 15 th October 2019, 11:00 am

Join our storyteller to hear traditional stories and folk tales linked with the museum’s collection.

3 September, 17 September, 1 October, 15 October, 29 October, 12 November, 26 November, 10 December

On: 17 th October 2019, 2:00 pm

Join other new parents and catch up on a great film you might have been too busy to catch at the cinema! Babes in arms are welcome at this informal screening, with the lights up a bit and the sound down.

On: 19 th October 2019, 10:00 am Until: 05 th January 2020, 4:00 pm

Joseph Mallord William Turner was a landscape painter, traveller, poet and teacher. He was described as ‘the greatest of the age’ by art critic John Ruskin and many people now consider him to be the first ‘modern’ painter.

On: 19 th October 2019, 10:00 am Until: 05 th January 2020, 4:00 pm

To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606–1669), we are proud to present an exhibition celebrating the ground-breaking etching work of one of the most recognised and admired artists of all time.

On: 21 st October 2019, 11:00 am

A journey into Cumbria’s past wildlife and environments,  from the violent volcanic landscape to tropical seas and swamps. Explore the evidence for the ice ages and the landscapes they have created. Recommended for adults and children over 8. Maximum of 12 people.

On: 21 st October 2019, 1:00 pm

Discover the nationally significant invertebrate collections including insects (dragonflies, beetles, butterflies, bumblebees), shells and corals. Recommended for adults only. Maximum of 12 people.

A second talk available on 23 October.