Set in the heart of Carlisle, Tullie House is the perfect venue for your celebrations and private parties.

Being in North Cumbria we are easy in easy access from Scotland and north of Manchester!


Our Function Room is available for private lunches, dinners, christenings and other special occasions.

Our Reading Room can be booked in the evening for private functions of up to 100 people. This can be accommodated either in a traditional banqueting style or informal small tables (a dance floor can also be arranged). 

There are also our smaller more intimate rooms, The Library  and The Meeting Room , which are perfect for group lunches, drinks receptions and afternoon tea. 

If you are looking for somethign really unique, why not hire our Lecture Theatre which can be used to host music events, awards ceremonies and private screenings. 

We can also grant access to other parts of the museum such as The Lookout and Galleries to really wow your guests. These areas would be great for drinks receptions and dinners. 


Rooms can be set up how you require for your guests, as well as technical equipment being provided to help you put on a great event.

Packages are tailored to suit your specific needs and budget.  To find out exactly what is included in our venue hire fees please call 01228 618 701 or email

Catering can be provided on site by our catering partners, John Watt and Son. Menus includes; afternoon tea's, hot & cold buffets, BBQ & pizzas and 3 course dining. 

We have a licensed bar which offers a selection of wines, beers and spirits. 


For more information and availability please email or call 01228 618 701

Virtual tours

Please note that our virtual tours require the flash plug in. This may not be available on some devices.

Function Room