How can you help to support Tullie House?

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery became an independent charitable trust in 2011. The museum relies on fundraising and donations to support its work, caring for the collections and buildings, and sharing the stories told by the collection through a diverse and exciting programme of exhibitions and engagement.

There are lots of ways that you can help to support us, as an individual or as an organisation.

(Registered Charity Number 1143235)


Whether you are looking to make a one-off donation or set up a more regular payment to the museum, we welcome all donations to help support the work we do. There are many ways to donate

  • Drop your donation into any of the donation boxes throughout the museum
  • Talk to our Reception staff who can process a donation through the tills
  • For a larger donation, or to arrange a regular donation amount, contact our Development team at


Become a Member

Join our individual membership scheme today and enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including free general access to Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery including all temporary exhibitions and unique behind the scenes talks, tours and exhibition previews. 

Annual Membership Rates start from £25 for an individual, paying by Direct Debit

Find out more about how to become a member here

Become a Patron

As a patron of Tullie House you create impact. Your support helps us to provide great art, culture and heritage in Carlisle and Cumbria, creating opportunities, experiences and learning for all.

Patron donations begin at £500 per year, although increased donations through financial or in-kind contributions are welcome.

To find out more about becoming a Patron click here or contact

Become a Corporate Patron

As a progressive, innovative and ambitious charitable trust, we rely on your patronage to help us care for and share our collections and create great exhibitions, learning opportunities, engagement and events for all to enjoy.

To find out more about becoming a Corporate Patron and sponsorship opportunities or contact

Leave a Legacy

We rely on the generosity of people like you in helping to protect the future of Tullie House.

A gift in your Will of any size to Tullie House will have impact.

You will be playing a significant part in inspiring future generations, conserving your local collections and providing a valued service to your local community.

If you would like to acknowledge the pleasure that Tullie House has given you, your family and friends, a gift in your Will can provide a way to leave your legacy. 

To find out more about leaving a legacy to Tullie House click here 


Volunteer at Tullie House

Share your knowledge, develop new skills and meet new people.

We welcomes the support of volunteers from all sections of the community.  If you’re 18 years and over, a student, between jobs, retired or part-time worker there will be a way for you to get involved.  If you’d like to gain valuable work experience, develop your skills or use your time and talents to benefit Tullie House and the wider community we’d like to hear from you.

We recruit to specific roles, to find out more about current volunteering opportunities click here

Shop Collections Online

Looking for a gift or something new for your home?

Find a selected range of art prints and gifts inspired by our extraordinary collections via Art UK.

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