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Exhibition, Sat 16 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Eden Rivers Wonder World

Eden Rivers Wonder World


‘Let’s keep it amazing’ is the message of this ambitious exploration of the places and creatures that make the Eden rivers so – amazing!

Interactive displays, photographic walls and models, including a kinetic heron, are your guide along the meandering rivers of the Eden. Stopping to take in a view, a secret place or to look more closely at one of the many creatures that call the river home, you are taken on an awe-inspiring exploration of the Eden catchment.

Creative displays put the rivers’ ‘amazing’ creatures under scrutiny to see just what super powers they have developed to survive in this watery environment. From the tiny Cased caddis with its master building skills to the whopping wild Artic salmon: the biggest ever caught in the Eden weighed over 55lbs. We are also introduced to the illusive Kingfisher who uses an amazing trick of the light to make its feathers shine a brilliant blue; the Grey Heron with its amazing neck that strikes at lightning speed; the super-sucker Lamprey whose unsociable habits are described in graphic detail; the native White-clawed Crayfish whose super healing powers enable it to regrow lost limbs and the amazing underwater hunting machine – the Otter – one of Britain's best-loved and cherished wild animals.

But there is a cautionary tale here too – Beware the Litter Monster – a huge sculpture made from litter collected by school children. The result of a creative commission by Eden Rivers Trust with local artist, the Litter Monster shows just what can happen if we let our inner monster free to put our Wonder World at peril.

Eden Rivers Wonder World introduces children to some complex ideas through creative engaging activities. There is a full programme of events and summer holiday fun, listed on the website.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018
High season: 1 Apr–31 Oct, Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm. Restaurant open 9.30am. Sun 11am – 5pm.
Low season: 1 Nov–31 Mar, Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm. Galleries close at 4pm, restaurant opens 9.30am. Sun, 12am–5pm, galleries close at 4pm.


Children under 18 - FREE when accompanied by an adult. Adult Annual Ticket - £10.00. Adult Day Visit - £6.50


  • 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.


Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

01228 618718


Castle Street,


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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