Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

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Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Old Tullie House and gardens (©Jason Friend)Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is in the heart of Carlisle's historic quarter, and there is no better place to begin exploring the city's fascinating past.

A fusion of old and new awaits you, from the beautiful Old Tullie House, a classical Grade One Listed Jacobean building to the Border Galleries, full of exciting exhibits and interactive displays.

Displays of prehistoric implements bring the early history of Carlisle to life. The turbulent lives of the Border Reivers are recounted in a darkly atmospheric audio-visual presentation. Listen to a first-hand account of the appalling conditions endured during the siege of Carlisle in the Civil War, practise writing on a Roman wax tablet or explore an underground mine, among many other interactive exhibits.

There is something for everyone at Tullie House. Children and adults of all ages will find fun, hands-on exhibits and even games: fire a Roman weapon, climb a life-sized section of Hadrian’s Wall or visit the badgers’ sett!.

Set in attractive and well-planted gardens, Old Tullie House (1689) 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.

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Contact

Address:
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Street
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8TP

Phone:
01228 618718

Email:
enquiries@tulliehouse.co.uk

Website:
www.tulliehouse.co.uk