Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Museums

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Street


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Travel through Time at Tullie House and come face to face with thousands of years of Border History. Hear the stories of Carlisle; enjoy fascinating objects our ancestors left behind; watch for local wildlife too ! Attractive imaginative displays from Romans to railways and Reivers, there is something for all ages. Experience the fantastic new underground Millennium Gallery - a unique fusion of interactive displays, contemporarry artwork and exciting collections. Complete with a programme of special events and exhibitions, and an excellent restaurant and shop, it's small wonder that Tullie Hose continues to be one of Cumbria's premier visitor attractions appealing to all ages.

The Art Gallery and Special Exhibitions Gallery present regularly changing programmes to appeal to all. The Art Gallery features contemporary arts and crafts. The Special Exhibitions Gallery draws its themes from our own extensive collections. For further information on the changing exhibition programme telephone (01228) 534781.

The Millennium gallery is a significant addition to Tullie House. It celebrates Carlisle's unique heritage and is the keystone of the City's Millennium gateway project including a granite walkway carved with the Border Reiver's names and linking Tullie House with Carlisle Castle. The gallery celebrates our unique collections. It includes a fantastic display of minerals set on specially commissioned cast glass. See rare archaeological finds, paintings by local artists and period costumes. The Carlisle wall highlights the city's built heritage and the glass whispering wall tells stories by local people. Old Tullie House is a 17th century town house of character, with a fine classical faade, overlooking the Tullie House herb garden. Inside it's strong architectural features include a jacobean staircase and tiled walls by Craven Dunhill. The pannelled room showcases key paintings from the Pre-raphaelite period, including works by Rossetti and Burne-Jones. .

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VenueTullie House Museum and Art Gallery
AddressCastle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Opening times10am - 4pm Sun 12pm - 4pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums

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