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Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

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Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is Carlisle's finest visitor attraction, and houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences.

Set in attractive and well-planted gardens, Old Tullie House still retains its beautiful Jacobean facade. Inside there is an impressive Jacobean staircase and fireplace. The wood-panelled first floor room shows Pre-Raphaelite art and Arts & Crafts items. The Exhibition Gallery is one of the biggest and most attractive contemporary galleries in the region- perfect for their the wide range of exhibitions and events. Children and adults of all ages will find fun, hands-on exhibits and even games: fire a Roman weapon, climb our life-sized section of Hadrian’s Wall or visit the badgers’ sett!

In the main displays we will take you on a journey through the ages, from the present day back to the Romans and before. You will also encounter Wildlife of the Eden valley (set under a changing audio-visual ceiling display) and local history over the past century in the new Carlisle Life gallery.

Tullie House has been recognised with awards for its family-friendly restaurant, friendly staff and its events and exhibitions programmes.

Opening details

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.

Prices

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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

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.

Address

Castle Street,
Carlisle,
Cumbria,
CA3 8TP

Directions

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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