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Exhibition, Sat 9 May - Sun 14 Jun 2020, free entry

Driggsby: A Whale's Tale

Driggsby: A Whale's Tale

Understanding Driggsby's story before sharing the story creatively.


A major engagement project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund has seen children across Cumbria work to understand and respond to plastic pollution.

Driggsby is a juvenile fin whale washed up on Drigg beach in 2014 and now on display in Tullie House. Driggsby is thought to have died due to plastic ingestion, through high plastic concentration in her mother’s milk. A new new book, written and illustrated by schoolchildren contains a poignant short story which follows Driggsby the fin whale as she saves the seas by returning the moon clock to its rightful place.

The book is available at libraries across the county and in the Tullie House shop. The project will culminate with a spectacular exhibition at Tullie House, curated by pupils from participating schools.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 May - Sun 14 Jun 2020


Free entry

Free with normal admission


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Group benefits include free admission and meal in our Garden Restaurant for your travel leader and/or coach driver. Group rates: £4.50pp (min group size 10). Curatorial talk £2.00pp extra.


Castle Street,


Plan route to Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 398560  Lat: 54.89509 Long: -2.94014

By car or coach enter the city following the M symbol until this brings you to Hardwicke Circus roundabout. Take the exit signed A595 Workington. Keeping in the outside lane of the dual carriageway, drive past Tullie House, which will be on your left.

Go straight on at the traffic lights, keep in the right hand lane. When you reach the roundabout at McVities factory double back on yourself and drive back along the other side of the dual carriageway keeping in the inside lane. Go straight across at the traffic lights and turn left at the sign for Devonshire Walk car park. Tullie House can be reached by using either the footbridge or the underground walkway situated just in front of the castle.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Carlisle station

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