Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Grid Ref NY 398561
Castle St, Carlisle, CA3 8TP. Tel 01228 618718.
Journey back in time to the Roman occupation and uncover the mysteries of Hadrian’s Wall. Travel through the dark ages and grind corn as the Celts did. Experience the highs and lows of England’s Civil War. Voyage through the Debatable Lands – home of the Border Reivers, marauding family gangs whose terrifying family feuds left many a Border widow bereaved. Visit the middle ages and return by Edwardian railway carriage. Travel through a whole day in just 8 minutes in the wildlife dome.
The art gallery is the best equipped in the North of England, featuring work by artists from tomorrow’s hall of fame, whilst the old Tullie House contains a large number of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings.
The Roman Frontier: stories beyond Hadrian’s Wall – this gallery is a permanent exhibition which showcases Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery’s significant Roman collections along with items on loan from the British Museum.
The Living Wall area is a place where visitors can engage with ideas and stories, participate in dialogue with other visitors and the museum and develop an understanding from more contemporary examples about life on a frontier.
The other side of the living wall is the subway which links Tullie House to Carlisle Castle.
There is a restaurant, gift shop, and herb garden.
The museum and Art gallery are no longer managed by Carlisle city council. They transferred to a Trust in May 2011 which means that the museum is now an independent organisation which is supported by a board of trustees.
Related Links :
- North Cumbria Menu
- Art Galleries
- Edward Burne-Jones
- Reivers Trail
- Romans in Cumbria
- Hadrian’s Wall