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“What a pity.”

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Ranked #4 of 52 things to do in Carlisle
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We went to see the Crosby Garrett helmet. This was in a nice simple display with helpful staff in attendance. Well worth seeing before it disappears into some rich persons trophy cabinet.
Tullie House has a great display of local Roman material and is the best place for this helmet to be displayed in future and in context.
Plenty of other interesting stuff to see but the Roman gallery is a must see.
No extra charge to see the helmet.

2  Thank Keith W
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Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Just visiting Carlisle for a couple of days we were recommended to visit the museum. There is loads of very interesting topics covered within the labyrinth of knowledge, Romans, wildlife, transport, local history and much much more, well worth the entry fee which lasts for twelve months. Present exhibition is fantastic locally found roman helmet which lasts tillJanuary 26 2014 . Well worth a visit.

Thank Suziequee
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

The museum is a mixture of exhibits--from early Roman times to the present. But it is tasteful and a great way to spend an afternoon (or more).

Thank NewtownSqGal
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

On a very wet and windy day we visited the Museum. The car park is very central - in front of the castle, and reasonably priced. The museum is over the road from the castle via a bridge. There's a lift to take you up. Walking through the subway we were impressed by the glass tiles of the lower ground floor containing the Roman exhibition. The subway is a work of art in itself. Museum staff were all very polite and friendly. As pensioners £5 per head seemed reasonable. Adults are charged £7 and children under 18 have free admittance. We are now entitled to visit the museum any time during the next 12 months for £1. We loved the Roman gallery and found the Reivers display really interesting. I really liked the set up, with one display leading to another. There are four galleries in all from Romans to present day. It's very hands on and lots of activities for children. The wildlife dome has displays of local wildlife. A lion and unicorn structure come to life and battle every half hour. We spent 3 hours there and didn't get time to see the art gallery or Old Tullie House - a Jacobean building, but will definitely go again. It's ideal for families and all ages would find something of interest. The museum is fully accessible - auromatic doors, toilets, baby changing. There's a shop and restaurant. A great day out - especially in bad weather!

Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Very disappointed. As someone who visited the museum often as a child I expected there would be lots to see. I remember costumes, a military section, so many birds, animals, insects etc. lots of artwork. When I asked where these things are now I was told they are all locked away and many of the rooms I remember are now not accessible to the public. The old museum had character and charm, the new one left me cold.

2  Thank Dawnjhs
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