Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery | Day Out With The Kids

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone! During the holidays and at selected weekends, we provide drop-in sessions based on themes from our permanent collection or temporary exhibitions. Our galleries are also jam-packed with interesting information and activities.

Why not explore our Roman Frontier gallery where you can use four interactive computers to find out who you might have been in Roman Carlisle? You can also dress up as a Roman and guess some popular Roman foods using your nose!

In our Border Galleries, you can crawl through a badger sett, try and remove a sword from a stone and even put your family in our stocks! If we manage to tire you out with all of the activities that are available, you can re-charge your batteries with our tasty children's menu in our restaurant.

You are also welcome to take a stroll outside in our beautiful garden. Our garden is an attractive open space designed with a Jacobean style theme. There are decorative box edged curved beds with a good range of planting surrounding the central herb garden. It is divided into four quarters with a sundial as a focal point in the centre.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP, England


Click here to visit Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery's website
01228 618 718

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st April – 31st October Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm 1st November - 31st March Monday – Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm


Adults: £7.70 Concessions (senior citizens, students over 18 years): £5.50 Children 18 and under, when accompanied by a paying adult go free (unaccompanied children 12 to 18 years: 50p)

More Information


Tullie House has male and female toilet facilities available in its main atrium, in its galleries and in Old Tullie House art gallery. We also have easily accessible disabled toilets in our atrium and galleries. Baby changing facilities are also available

Baby food facilities

Tullie House restaurant provides a milk-warming service for families. We can also reheat jars of previously unopened baby food.

Gift shop

We endeavour to cater to all budgets by stocking everything from a pencil costing just fifty pence to a full knight's armour set at fifteen pounds. Everything within kids' reach and plenty of space to manoeuvre a pushchair around the area. Much of the sto

Eating information

We have a wonderful restaurant here at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery with a wide selection to suit all tastes. We also have a delicious children's menu. Our restaurant can also warm you up with a bowl of hearty home-made soup or cool you down with soft drinks and ice creams. Visitors are also welcome to eat a picnic lunch in our beautiful gardens.