Welcome to the Tullie House Families Area

Tullie House are winners of the Telegraph Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award. We follow the Kids in Museums manifesto and aim to provide a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere, first class family friendly activities and events throughout the year, spacious baby-changing areas, comfortable gallery spaces and a child-friendly restaurant menu.


Museum Gallery Trails 

While you are in the museum with your family we have a range of trails you can follow to make your visit a little more exciting. 

Roman Trail 

Viking Trail 

Border Reiver Trail 

Tullie Mouse Trail 

Garden Trail 

These are also available to pick up at our Trail Station near the museum entrance. Please bring your own pencil. 


Tullie Explorer Discover and Create Sundays

Every other Sunday during Cumbrian term times, 1-4pm. 

Join us for a range of fun interactive activities linked to our collections or exhibitions. Handle real objects, try on costume and get creative with a range of crafts. Find some sample crafts below.








More fun, entertaining and instructional videos can be found by visiting our YouTube Channel

Tuesday Tales

Join us on the Border Gallery at 11am every Tuesday to hear traditional stories and folk tales linked with Tullie House's collection. Especially designed for under 5's.

Sessions last approximately 30 mins and have a relaxed atmosphere, children are welcome to come and go as they please.

Sessions are FREE but museum admission charges apply. Please check our event listing for specific readings. 


Special Events

We have an exciting programme of special events throughout the year celebrating our changing exhibitions including action packed summer family festivals, our famous family sleepovers and exhibition opening weekends.


If you have any questions or comments about our family friendly programme please contact our Schools and Families Coordinator, Sarah Forster, on (01228) 618725 or sarah.forster@tulliehouse.org

You also maybe interested in our THe Youth Panel and Tullie Time Travellers Groups


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Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2015!