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Tullie Museum and Art Gallery has existed as a community centre since 1893. Through a variety of exhibitions of art and history, and youth groups Tullie celebrates the history of the local area and draws the community together. Tullie boasts a collection of almost 1,000,000 artefacts making it easy to find something to explore, whether it be in their Museum, Community Gallery, gardens, shop or café.

Things to do

Centred in the heart of historic Carlisle, Tullie has a calm atmosphere that is accessible to the studious, and the curious minds of children. You could venture through the gardens into Old Tullie House to explore nature and the art of Cumbrian artists such as Percy Kelly. Afterwards, you could visit the work of Pre-Raphaelite women in Tullie’s Community Gallery and explore the might of the Roman Empire in the museum before having a break in their café.

Tullie also hosts:

  • An extensive museum that displays Carlisle’s rich history from the Romans to the Border Reivers to the height of the industrial revolution.
  • Tullie Toddlers: drop-in craft and sensory play sessions for children under 5 every fortnight!
  • A monthly Art Group for beginners to more experienced artists to meet likeminded people and embrace creativity.
  • A Community Gallery that hosts temporary art exhibits.
  • Café and shop to relax and commemorate your visit

For information on opening times or to buy tickets click here.

Accessibility

There is no on-site parking. Disabled parking is available around the corner on Castle Street and the surrounding streets have one-hour disc zones. Castle Car Park is a 5 minute walk away and provides paid for parking.

Tullie is fully wheelchair accessible and has lifts and ramps throughout the building. There is a ramp with a handrail to the back entrance that leads down towards main reception. Additionally, wheelchairs are available to hire (by booking or upon arrival) from main reception.

There are accessible bathrooms on all three floors of the building.

The majority of exhibits are explored through text and signage, however guided tours are available on request.

 

For information on another art gallery in the north west click here.

Q Is there somewhere to store bags?

There is a locked cloakroom where staff can store your possessions.

Q Do children need a ticket?

Visitors under the age of 18 visit for free.

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