Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery


Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

    Tullie House ... much more than a museum!

    Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery is Carlisle’s premier visitor attraction and boasts a wide range of features, exhibitions, artefacts and events. It houses one of the largest purpose-built contemporary art galleries in the north of England and presents a changing programme of exhibitions of regional, national and international importance.

    Set in beautiful gardens, Old Tullie House is a Grade 1 listed building, and is home to a nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. Many features of the 17th century architecture still remain, such as the beautiful Jacobean staircase.

    From fine art to interactive fun, there’s something for everyone at Tullie House. The newer buildings house many exciting, interactive games and activities for visitors of all ages. Visit our recently opened Roman Frontier Gallery, which promotes the western end of Hadrian’s Wall.
    Our archaeological collection features objects from periods as early as the Old Stone Age, through the Roman, Celt, Viking and Middle Ages.
    With a mixture of hands-on exhibits and a huge collection of artefacts, the Tullie House experience is not to be missed!
    Our family friendly restaurant serves a variety of meals and snacks, while the Tullie House gift shop is the perfect place to find unique gifts and locally crafted goods.
    Opening Times
    Opening times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Open all year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • Traveler's Cheques
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Paid Parking within easy distance


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access
    • Smoking Restricted


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    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.

    Go straight on at the traffic lights. 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.

    Public Transport Directions

    By Train
    Leave the station and bear left towards the town centre on English Street. Continue to walk down English Street, you will pass Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser and Top Shop on your left, after which the street bears left on to Castle Street. Tullie House is at the end of Castle Street on the left after the Cathedral. it is about a 15 minute walk from the station.

    By Bus
    Leave the station heading towards the main shopping centre on English Street. At House of Fraser bear left onto Castle Street. Tullie House is at the end of Castle Street on the left after the Cathedral. It is about a 10 minute walk from the bus station

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Where there are films or information touch screens, they have visual / audible subtitles [e.g. to describe icons and images]
    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
      • These are freely available
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters
      • There are verbal announcements for stops at each floor


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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