Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is more than a museum. To get the most out of your visit find information on opening times, admission prices and accessibility in the sections below. If your query is not answered on this page email enquiries@tulliehouse.org or call our Visitor Experience Team on 01228 618781.

Opening Hours and Admission Charges

COVID-19 Update

In response to the latest government guidance, Tullie House will be implementing a phased closure in order to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.  On Wednesday 18 March all galleries will be closed.  From Thursday 19 March the entire building and grounds will be closed to the public.  Decisions about eventual reopening will be made in accordance with the latest government guidance.  This decision was not taken lightly and was done in conjunction with partners and stakeholders.  With the health of our community uppermost in our minds we feel closing is the safest option.  We look forward to reopening with our exciting programme of exhibitions and events as soon as possible.

Open daily, all year round except Christmas Eve (24th Dec), Christmas Day (25th Dec), Boxing Day (26th Dec) and New Years Day (1st Jan)

High Season – 1th April – 31st October

Museum & Galleries open : Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm

Tullie House Shop open : Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 11 - 5pm

Restaurant open  : Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm

For full opening times information click here


Tullie House is a registered charity and heavily depends on the support of our visitors.


Under-18s go free with any adult ticket*


A 10% voluntary donation allows Tullie House to claim a further 25% in Gift Aid.




Click here to find out more about our Membership Scheme

Please note: additional charges may apply for major exhibitions and special events.

How to book

There is no need to book for a general visit but if you would like to join us for a special event then advanced booking is recommended. You can book...

IN PERSON - From the museum's reception desk during normal opening hours.

BY PHONE - For credit/debit card bookings, call the Tullie House box office (open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm) on 01228 618700.

To find out how to book groups, school visits or for other booking information click here

Group Visits

When a group of 10 or more visit the museum, paying £5.00 per person the Group Leader and/or Coach Driver can enter free. The group rate is irrespective of the age or make up of the group. The group rate of £5.00 includes access to the museum, however on occassion there may be an additional charge for special events or exhibitions.

To find out more about arranging a group visit click here

How to find us

Tullie House is in Carlisle City Centre which is well served by public transport.

If travelling by car we recommend parking in Castle Car Park, CA3 8UL. Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery can be reached on foot from the Car Park by following the road in front of Carlisle Castle, taking the underpass on the left which will bring you directly outside the Museum main entrance.

For more detailed directions click here


Tullie House Museum is set over three floors.  The basement houses our Roman Frontier Gallery, our ground floor houses our gift shop, restaurant and exhibitions gallery.  The first floor is home to the majority of the museum. 

Our Visitor Experience team is on hand throughout the Gallery and Museum should you require any assistance and offer collection conversations should you wish to find out more about our exciting collections.

We look forward to welcoming you at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and if you have any queries or require any assistance prior to your visit please phone 01228 618718 or email enquires@tulliehouse.co.uk 

A full copy of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery's Access Statement can be found below.


Shop at Tullie House

Come and visit our Shop @Tullie at the Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery on Castle Street, Carlisle. Our ranges include bespoke and locally crafted products, gifts and unique Tullie House branded merchandise.

Whether you are visiting the museum or just want somewhere different to shop you will find Shop @Tullie a welcoming contemporary retail space to enjoy.

Cafe at Tullie House

Ran by John Watt & Son a renowned local café operator, we provide an exceptional customer service and are passionate about showcasing the incredible local produce we have in this area. We offer a great range of food and drink with a focus on fresh, seasonal produce, all sourced locally.

To find out more and read the menu click here.

Welcome to Carlisle

If you are visiting us from further afield use the links below to help you explore our city.

For accomodation suggestions click here

For more things to do in Carlisle click here

Download a trail of the city at Trails of the Unexpected here

The Guildhall Museum

Tullie House also manages The Guildhall Museum in Carisle's Market Place. The Guildhall is a Grade 1 Ancient Monument, and one of the four oldest buildings in the city. 

The Guildhall Museum is open every Thursday from 12pm - 4pm until 26th September 2019.

Group visits can be arranged at other times by contacting Tullie House on 01228 618718

To find out more about The Guildhall Museum click here