Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

(See also Carlisle , Carlisle Castle)

Tullie house museum and art gallery plaque by Laura AThe Tullie House Museum is one of the best museums in England. You truly feel a part of every experience it offers, and everything is presented in the highest quality imaginable. The Border Galleries allow you to journey back in time to relive the dramatic history of Carlisle and the Borders area from pre-history to the Iron Age to Roman times (including an exhibit on Hadrian's Wall and a Roman street). The exhibit then moves to Late Roman, Dark Ages and medieval times. The siege and Civil War are included in an AV and exhibition. There is a fascinating AV offering on the Border Reivers that captures the horrors of these times.

Tullie house museum and art gallery roman column by Ashley DaceAnother section of the Museum includes the social history of the area, while still another tells of the railway history of Cumbria's north. Wildlife are not forgotten and have their own section. On another floor are an art gallery with changing contemporary art exhibitions, a restaurant, and high quality shop.

On the grounds is the Old House and Gardens, a Georgian house that was the site of the original museum. Now displayed there are the Gallery of Childhood, paintings, and china.

Tullie house museum  and art gallery by Croydon NikonTullie House Museum
Castle Street
Carlisle CA3 8TP
Tel: 01228 618718

Open: Open: April-June and Sep-Oct, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, noon-5pm; July and Aug, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 11am-5pm; Nov-March, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun, noon-4pm; closed 25/26 Dec and 1 Jan.

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Old House at the Tuille House Museum
Open the same times as the main museum.
Website: www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Photos courtesy of Laura A , Ashley Dace , Croydon Nikon.

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