Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust Set in the heart of Carlisle’s historic quarter on the border of England and Scotland the award-winning museum and gallery is one of the region’s most popular cultural attractions.
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Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, is one of the North West's premier attractions and houses collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences. A changing programme of temporary exhibitions compliment the permanent displays; contemporary arts are featured in the purpose-built Art Gallery, and exhibitions inspired by our own collections or the local community appear in the Special Exhibitions Gallery upstairs. 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. 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 two galleries display Tullie House's nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. The award-winning family-friendly restaurant serves a variety of snacks and meals, while the Tullie House gift shop is the perfect place to find unique gifts and souvenirs, featuring locally crafted goods.

05/06/2020
Don't panda to them.

It offered to volunteer with the Treasures of China exhibition but we thought it would end up in panda-monium.

As a public museum, people are at the heart of why we exist. We want to see change happen and in recognition of this,  w...
04/06/2020
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

As a public museum, people are at the heart of why we exist. We want to see change happen and in recognition of this, we’ll be launching a youth solidarity project with M-Unit – a new community interest company who aim to bring together Carlisle’s Black and Minority Ethnic Community to empower, increase visibility and celebrate local diversity.

We’ll be asking young people to submit creative responses to recent events, to share their own views and create a platform for celebrating free speech. More information to come. Help us all to do better. #BlackLivesMatter.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering...
04/06/2020

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Although the coronavirus pandemic has stopped many of the things we would usually do, we want to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who support us.

We have a duty to listen, educate and stand up for social justice.
02/06/2020

We have a duty to listen, educate and stand up for social justice.

Cupcake case crafts Get creative with your spare cupcake cases.  A crab, some fish, birds or even a dinosaur - what can ...
31/05/2020

Cupcake case crafts

Get creative with your spare cupcake cases. A crab, some fish, birds or even a dinosaur - what can you make? All you need is some imagination.

Percy KellyWe’ve been looking back through the archives at some of our past exhibitions. We love bringing new and exciti...
30/05/2020

Percy Kelly

We’ve been looking back through the archives at some of our past exhibitions. We love bringing new and exciting exhibitions for our community to enjoy - here’s a throwback to one of our most popular exhibitions of recent years, Percy Kelly: Line of Beauty, A Retrospective and a year later Percy Kelly: A Legacy.

Did you visit either of these exhibitions? What did you think?

You can find out more about our previous exhibitions at https://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/galleries-collections/galleries/previous-exhibitions

29/05/2020
Gate Guardian

The Lion, Which heard we had a fantastic Wardrobe collection

What a nice day! The sort of day Sam Bough had to paint 'Cummersdale Mill'Recreate the scene piece by piece in this onli...
28/05/2020

What a nice day! The sort of day Sam Bough had to paint 'Cummersdale Mill'

Recreate the scene piece by piece in this online jigsaw. https://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/cummersdale-mill

If you're local to Carlisle, the River Caldew near Denton Holme affords a fantastic stroll towards this scene; go see how much has changed over the last century (and even over the past couple of years!)

This painting was possibly painted for a partner in Stead McAlpin & Company, who purchased the textile printing mill at Cummersdale, Carlisle, in about 1844. The mill produced high quality fabrics. On the extreme left a locomotive on the newly constructed Maryport to Carlisle railway can be seen. A man, possibly the artist, and his dog are seated on the left bank of the river Caldew in the foreground.

Rally cars line up in Carlisle Castle parade ground ahead of the fifth and final day of the Lombard RAC Rally in 1983. D...
27/05/2020

Rally cars line up in Carlisle Castle parade ground ahead of the fifth and final day of the Lombard RAC Rally in 1983. Driver Christian Rio and Co-driver Jean-Bernard Vieu sit in the Citroën Visa Chrono and flirt outrageously with the Mayor Trudi Walley.

From the collection at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle.

Love Tullie HouseDespite being closed, as a charity we continue to support many local community groups, provide creative...
26/05/2020

Love Tullie House

Despite being closed, as a charity we continue to support many local community groups, provide creative activities for families and people of all ages and care for extensive history, science and art collections. But we can't do it alone...
https://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/support-us

25/05/2020
New Lights

NOT LONG LEFT! Deadline to enter the 2020/21 New Light Prize Exhibition is 31 May. If you're an artist, this could help shape your success.

Find out more here: https://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/new-light-prize-exhibition-2020

"New Light provided me with the opportunity to network with fellow artists and gallery owners" says artist Glenn Ibbitson about being selected for a New Light Prize Exhibition.

What could it mean to you? Entries now open for 2020/21 - enter online at https://newlight-art.org.uk/prize-exhibition/

Deadline 31 May

We loved welcoming families to the Fantastic Fairground Factory last year. We miss being able to do that... 😔 We hope yo...
23/05/2020

We loved welcoming families to the Fantastic Fairground Factory last year. We miss being able to do that... 😔

We hope you’re managing to keep the little ones entertained without places to visit. If you need inspiration, maybe take a look back at last year's interactives - make a marble run, make some puppets or even have a go at a simple automata!

You can find out more about our previous exhibitions at https://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/galleries-collections/galleries/previous-exhibitions

Mental Health. Finding that balance to be kind to yourself... Mental Health Foundation
22/05/2020

Mental Health. Finding that balance to be kind to yourself... Mental Health Foundation

22/05/2020
Journey to the centre of Britain - on the Hadrian trail with Simon Calder

We've been liaising with TV travel journalist Simon Calder during Lockdown to help him complete his new video - a Hadrian's Wall trail that goes straight past our front door.

He says he'll be back for more when we're open 👍 Do take a look to appreciate even more about our lovely region.

When the world needs a hero, we give you 'The Hulk'by George Sheffield Junior 1839-1892
20/05/2020

When the world needs a hero, we give you 'The Hulk'

by George Sheffield Junior 1839-1892

It's Creative & Wellbeing Week, from Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Here's what some staff have been up to...Ve...
19/05/2020

It's Creative & Wellbeing Week, from Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Here's what some staff have been up to...Very therapeutic! How about you?

Are you missing a nice garden? Us too.Immerse yourself in 360 degree - Guaranteed sunshine too! 😍
18/05/2020

Are you missing a nice garden? Us too.

Immerse yourself in 360 degree - Guaranteed sunshine too! 😍

We’re unable to host our own life drawing sessions...but in case you’re missing the experience, check out these virtual ...
17/05/2020
All The Young Nudes - Life Drawing Online | Art Class Online Worldwide

We’re unable to host our own life drawing sessions...but in case you’re missing the experience, check out these virtual sessions, running every Monday evening.

Inclusive Online Life Drawing for everyone - anywhere. Join ATYN's founder Joanna Susskind every Monday night for her live online life drawing club. Catch up via replays on the site. Models, paper, pencil, music. Life drawing, sketching and online art class resources available. Beginners and experie

MAKE YOUR OWN MUSEUM  A calming and reflective activity for individuals or the whole family.1 - Collect objects from aro...
17/05/2020

MAKE YOUR OWN MUSEUM A calming and reflective activity for individuals or the whole family.

1 - Collect objects from around the house that mean something
2 - Put them on display.
3 - Perhaps employ a tour guide to conduct mini tours and explain why they each item has been chosen.

What does this display tell you about Sarah, our Schools and Families Coordinator? Can you work out what her favourite book/film might be?

We've turned some of our Art Collection into 🧩ONLINE JIGSAWS🧩 Free for you to enjoy and help pass the time.Over 48 jigsa...
15/05/2020
Collection Jigsaws

We've turned some of our Art Collection into 🧩ONLINE JIGSAWS🧩 Free for you to enjoy and help pass the time.

Over 48 jigsaws of varying difficulty ready to hold your attention for 5-50 mins. Sample images below. Click the link to discover your next obsession. 🤩🤓⭐

🌱🌿🌸🌼🌻 We can't wait to join in with the UoC Virtual BioBlitz next Wednesday! See you there 🐞🐌🐜🦟🐛🐝
14/05/2020

🌱🌿🌸🌼🌻 We can't wait to join in with the UoC Virtual BioBlitz next Wednesday! See you there 🐞🐌🐜🦟🐛🐝

We may still be in lockdown, but that doesn't mean we can't interact with nature. Join us on Wednesday 20th May for our first ever Virtual BioBlitz! 🐾 🌳

We'll be streaming nature-themed workshops and activities on our page throughout the day for you to get involved with, as well as featuring videos from students of their local wildlife. We've got some great content lined up - you don't want to miss this 🎥 🦔

Just so you don't forget what we look like 😊 Welcome to the library.Images courtesy of 360NewMedia. See more there.
12/05/2020

Just so you don't forget what we look like 😊 Welcome to the library.
Images courtesy of 360NewMedia. See more there.

11/05/2020
Monday Alternative at Tullie House

Our Monday Alternative at Tullie House film would normally be playing about now and we had a great season lined up - but for the time being we are 'curating your quarantine'.

This week's recommendations will help you find some adventure from your sofa. Stay home. Stay safe. Watch something awesome.

Has lockdown got you hankering for adventure? You and me both! Movies can take us to exciting new places from the comfort and safety of our sofa - so here’s this week’s adventurous recommendations.

STAY HOME. STAY SAFE. WATCH SOMETHING AWESOME

Have you cashed in your free movie for registering with Curzon yet? If not take the opportunity to see Peanut Butter Falcon, it was the last film we screened before we closed down - understandably the audience was smaller than this great film deserves! https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/collections/welcome_collection

For Prime members we’ve got another Taika Wahiti film for you, if you enjoyed Jojo Rabbit last week (or even if you didn’t) Hunt for the Wilderpeople takes us on an adventure through the New Zealand bush https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hunt-Wilderpeople-Sam-Neill/dp/B01MQNGB3S

The first event of the week follows the adventure theme - Curzon have a great new documentary CAMINO SKIES, following a group of walkers taking on the stunning Camino pilgrimage in Spain. You can join a Q&A with the directors on Wednesday night at 8.30pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nmJrtWDe9s. To watch the film beforehand, buy it on Curzon for £9.99 https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/watch-camino-skies-film-online or on Amazon for £9.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.00b8a850-e85e-3db6-c00c-d13f29874737?autoplay=1

Friday is International Day of Families so we’ve picked a classic family adventure to introduce to your kids - or your inner child! Labyrinth is available to stream on Netflix now! “Dance Magic Dance”

National Theatre at Home are back at it again (they’ve announced new premieres until 4 June - Yay!!) with a premiere of Barber Shop Chronicles - “a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day” Check out the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK30y272nYo

The final event suggestion for the week is Tyneside Cinema’s online premiere of The Dream Palace, Sunday 17 May at 7.00pm https://tynesidecinema.co.uk/mytynesidecinema/the-dream-palace/ - followed by a Q&A with actress Andrea Riseborough.

Links for everything will come on the day of screening - any questions on how to access films, feel free to message or comment and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Time for another Creative Snippet, especially recorded for those living with dementia but which may also help and entert...
11/05/2020

Time for another Creative Snippet, especially recorded for those living with dementia but which may also help and entertain others. Please do pass it on to anyone who may benefit.

Today, a participatory singalong inspired by Snow White's chirpy little birds.

https://vimeo.com/user110597991

HELP!We want to catalogue your pandemic experience for future generations. So we're asking people to send photos eg noti...
11/05/2020

HELP!
We want to catalogue your pandemic experience for future generations. So we're asking people to send photos eg notices, signs, symbols of support... (Please do not travel especially to take photos)

Please send images to [email protected] along with the following information:
Name
Contact details
Where and when the photograph was taken
Why they photograph was taken (if there is a reason it was interesting, or meant something to the photographer)

Find out more: https://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/covid-19-collection

10/05/2020
Delicate Stitches

If you’re missing our regular Tullie Textiles, or would like to get involved, look no further... it’s gone digital!

Tullie Textiles goes digital! Here you'll find our object of the month and a short tent stitch tutorial. Join me later (2 pm 12th April) when I'll be going live to show you my stitching and answer any questions.

Crafting at home - Why not join in the national declaration of hope with these magic rainbows? 🌈We'd love to see these a...
10/05/2020

Crafting at home - Why not join in the national declaration of hope with these magic rainbows? 🌈

We'd love to see these and other rainbows you've made during this period of isolation so please do share them in the comments below!

08/05/2020
Monday Alternative at Tullie House

Are you looking for something to watch over the bank holiday weekend? Our colleagues at Monday Alternative at Tullie House have got you covered!

During this week of commemorations there's a lot of World War II screenings and titles available - and we've pulled together some suggestions of our favourites.

First up, JOJO RABBIT was lined up for our summer Monday Alternative season, but now that's not happening - you can buy a digital copy from Amazon for £9.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jojo-Rabbit-Taika-Waititi/dp/B084Q15VCJ

On Netflix there are lots (and lots and lots) of Second World War films - we've gone for Christopher Nolan's amazing DUNKIRK but a special mention for Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, The Pianist and of course The Great Escape - all available on Netflix now.

There's a few films on TV over the Bank Holiday weekend - our pick of the bunch this week is THE DARKEST HOUR - starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. See it on BBC One at 7.30pm on Saturday 9th.

For the kids BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS is set during WWII and you can watch it on Sky Cinema or Disney+ to introduce the Second World War to little ones.

Away from the VE Day commemoration we've selected another Living Room Q&A with Alla Kovgan, director of the stunning CUNNINGHAM - which you can rent for £7.99 from Curzon https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/watch-cunningham-documentary-online or buy from Amazon for £7.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cunningham-Merce/dp/B08653JCDL/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=cunningham&qid=1588248283&s=instant-video&sr=1-1

National Theatre Live are back at it on Thursday with ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA starring Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes from 7pm on their YouTube channel.

Any questions? Drop us a message or post in the comments and we'll try our best to point you in the right direction!

Why the long face?!Racehorse 'Lisburn' William Brown (1856-1940)
07/05/2020

Why the long face?!

Racehorse 'Lisburn' William Brown (1856-1940)

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Found this in the river Eden whilst out with the dog, just wondering if it is of any historical significance? Thankyou
A friend saw this when out walking a message to warn of the importance of social distancing !
Such a gem of a place. Very interactive for all ages and we all had a good time and learnt loads. Thank you for a brilliant day.
My daughter Clover absolutely loving the new kids space in the refurbished cafe yesterday. Full seal of approval!
Poor customer relations and inadequate opening hours make for a poor museum experience. A letter sent some months ago was not answered until March and that only after 2 follow up phone calls. Eventually I received an email in reply to my letter asking further questions so I responded one month ago. Since then I have had no response at all. No wonder provisional museums are in crises.
Thank you for the reply back to my daughter! Well done Tullie House for making a little girls day ☺️ #imagination #memories
What about doing an exposition on the history on Carlisle high street good way to show the importance of shopping local and supporting local
I recently read about a Roman Vat of Lead, presented to Tullie House by Joseph Hope in 1943. It was found near Ireby. Apparently its one of only seven other examples, none of which are from Cumbria. Do you know if it would be possible to see it?
We are a home ed family and Tullie House is one of our favourite places to visit for interest, stimulation and beauty :) My 12 year old produced this sketch last Thursday afternoon during our art appreciation session in Old Tullie House ... many thanks to the gallery assistant on duty who was so welcoming and tolerant of our enthusiastic presence in the gallery!
Tonight is the opening night of our Open Exhibition,it will then be on until the 4th of April, high quality, excellent work by local artists, please tell your friends and come and have a look. many thanks!! Can you share please, thanks!!
Look out for these three causing trouble in Tullie House gardens! #TullieHouse
ADAM SCOTT – KING OF THIEVES Adam Scott was such a notorious leader of sheep and cattle raiders that he earned the nicknames ‘King of Thieves’ and ‘King of the Border.’ Scott was born sometime in the late Fifteenth century, a son of David Scott in the forest of Ettrick, who had gained possession of the lands at Tushielaw sometime between 1480 and 90. Adam was granted a charter by King James IV to the forest stead and lands of Tushielaw ‘with the right to build a tower and fortalice’ in 1507 for a yearly payment of £24. His brother, William, was also a reiver who in 1502 was riding and committing ‘stouthreifs, slaughters, burnings and other crimes,’ with Archibald and Ninian Armstrong. Adam specialised in taking ‘blackmeal’ – protection money – and it appears he was still demanding money with menaces even while imprisoned in Edinburgh in May 1530 along with fellow villain William Cockburn, the Laird of Henderland. He also stood accused of murder, theft, receiving stolen goods and ‘maintaining thieves’ i.e. being the head of a crew. Forget the romantic view of Scott being hung from a tree in his backyard that was popularised by Border Balladeers; it seems that he was actually lifted, tried and executed in the capital city. The then 19-year-old King James V of Scotland consolidated his power in 1529/30 with a clampdown on the Border families that also saw the Earl of Bothwell banished and the Lords Maxwell and Hume and Lairds of Buccleuch, Cessford, Ferniehurst, Polwart and Johnstone, among others, imprisoned. This was probably in response to the fact that the Border warlord Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus – his stepfather – had held the teenager virtually prisoner and exercised power for him for three years until 1528. Buccleuch (Walter Scott of Branxholm and Buccleuch) had actually tried to free the young King in 1526 during what became the Battle of Melrose. Adam Scott had been previously jailed in Edinburgh castle in 1505 but had broken out and, perhaps most tellingly, in 1525, he agreed to assist the Earl of Angus in ‘staunching theft, reiving, slaughter, etc.’ Most likely this would involve them actually controlling the reiving activities and it was this connection with Douglas that made the young King probably see Adam as such a threat that he had to go. Adam Scott and William Cockburn were publicly hung, then beheaded and their heads fixed on spikes at the Tolbooth in Edinburgh. Soon after, the King descended on Ewesdale and Eskdale with estimates of up to 12,000 men and hanged another 48 well-known reivers – including the infamous Johnny Armstrong of Gilnockie, whose tower at Hollows just north of Canonbie has been lovingly restored recently and is now open to the public. * Northumbrian poet Jon Tait’s new book ‘King of Thieves’ celebrates Adam Scott and a many other reiver characters and is published by the Carlisle-based Fyrebrand. It is available now at Amazon, priced at £7.46.