Facilities

  • Fully physically accessible
  • Toilets
  • Lunch facilities
  • Linked loans boxes
  • Coach drop off
  • Gift shop
  • Outreach sessions

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Tullie House is one of the finest museums in the North West and has collections covering archaeology, social history, natural science and fine and decorative art. Our award-winning schools programme attracts over 12,000 pupils a year and is focussed on our inspirational galleries and collections. We have something to offer pupils from all ages and stages, including facilitated workshops, outreach and self-guided visits.

Learning Sessions

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

(2hrs) KS1

TOYS AND GAMES

(1½–2hrs) KS1

WASHDAY BLUES

(2hrs) KS1

HOMES IN THE PAST

(2hrs) KS1

HABITATS & MINIBEASTS

(2hrs) KS1

A TRIP THROUGH TIME: INTRODUCING CHRONOLOGY

(2hrs) KS2

PREHISTORIC CUMBRIA

(2hrs) KS2

LIFE & DEATH IN ANCIENT EGYPT

(2hrs) KS2

LIFE IN ROMAN CARLISLE

(2hrs) KS2

VIKINGS: INVADERS & SETTLERS

(2hrs) KS2

LIFE IN TUDOR CARLISLE

(2hrs) KS2

THE BORDER REIVERS

(2hrs) KS2

LIFE IN VICTORIAN CARLISLE

(2hrs) KS2

FIRST WORLD WAR

(2hrs) KS2

LIFE IN WARTIME CARLISLE

(2hrs) KS2

CSI: TULLIE

(2hrs) KS2

Additional Activities

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE SESSIONS

(£35 per session, 1.5 hours)
Join us for a magical journey of discovery, get crafty, have fun and explore! Choose from Castles, Owls & Butterflies or Trains on selected Thursdays throughout the year. We will also be running special Seaside Sessions every day from 13th – 17th June.

EGYPTIAN WEEK

10am – 2.30pm, £5.50 per pupil for Non-User Group Schools, £4 per pupil for User Group schools, KS2 29th January – 2nd February
A full day exploration of Ancient Egypt, featuring a visit from Inesti, an Egyptian Farmer’s Wife, object handling and a craft activity.

DISCOVERING CHINA WEEK

10am – 2.30pm, £5.50 per pupil for Non-User Group Schools, £4 per pupil for User Group schools, KS 1/2 26th February – 2nd March 2018
In this fascinating day exploring Chinese culture, your pupils will have an introduction to Mandarin and Chinese customs, explore our stunning China exhibition with historical objects never seen before in the UK, and take part in a hands on session with a special guest.

VIKING WEEK

10am – 2.30pm, £5.50 per pupil for Non-User Group Schools, £4 per
pupil for User Group schools, KS2, 19th – 23rd March 2018
Meet a real Viking, visit our ‘Vikings Revealed’ gallery which displays the exciting finds from the Viking Cemetery at Cumwhitton, and take
part in craft and object handling activities.

EXPLORING THE RIVER EDEN WEEK

10am – 2.30pm, £5.50 per pupil for Non-User Group Schools, £4 per pupil for User Group schools, KS 1/2, 18th – 22nd June 2018
Visit our exhibition exploring the amazing River Eden, take part in a guided session with Tullie House staff and then head to the river itself
with staff from Eden Rivers Trust, who will help your pupils explore this fascinating waterway.

EYFS RIVERS WEEK

£35 per session
2nd – 6th July 2018
Discover more about the Eden River and its wiildlife, with crafts, objects from the collection and a visit to our exhibition ‘River Eden;
Wonder World’.

HABITATS ASSEMBLY WEEKS WITH NATURAL ENGLAND - OUTREACH SESSION

(30 minutes each assembly, geographical restrictions apply)
FREE
2nd – 6th October 2017 and 5th – 9th March 2018
Natural England & Tullie House have teamed up to deliver interactive assemblies looking at habitats like woodlands, peat bogs and hay
meadows. Assemblies include objects from the museum collection along with elements of drama and dressing up.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE OUTREACH WEEK

(1½–2hrs) KS1/2 – £105 per session
13th – 17th November 2017 and the 8th –11th May 2018
Would you like Florence to pay your class a visit? This interactive session will be led by two Tullie House members of staff (one in costume!) who will help pupils explore Florence’s life and work through objects.

WWI: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM WEEK - OUTREACH SESSION

KS1/2 – £105 per half day
6th – 10th November 2017
This one hour session explores WWI and remembrance using objects and costume, and focusses on the story of Poppy and her brother
Wilfred. Subject to school timetable, Poppy or Wilfred can fit in 2 sessions per half day.

CHINA ASSEMBLY WEEK - OUTREACH SESSION

(30mins each assembly) FREE
5th – 9th February 2018
To celebrate Chinese New Year, our Chinese language Instructor Gloria Huang will deliver an introduction to Chinese culture and
customs, with an interactive assembly.

RIVER EDEN ASSEMBLY WEEK - OUTREACH SESSION

(30mins each assembly) FREE
23rd – 27th April 2018
Ahead of the opening of our summer exhibition in partnership with Eden Rivers Trust, Tullie House staff will give your pupils an introduction to the amazing River Eden in an interactive assembly.

LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS WEEK - OUTREACH SESSION

(10am–2.30pm) KS1/2 – FREE
Finglandrigg Wood Nature Reserve
18th – 22nd June 2018
Natural England staff will lead a day of activities inspired by the reserve and neighbouring farm. Your class will take part in three workshops looking at farming, bugs & beasties and biodiversity.

TULLIE HOUSE ASSEMBLIES - OUTREACH SESSIONS

30 minutes each assembly, FREE
When you start a new topic, why not have Tullie House introduce the subject and get your class excited and engaged in one of our free interactive assemblies delivered in school? Topics available are Romans, Vikings, Border Reivers and NEW for 2017/18, the Anglo-Saxons.

Extra Information

LOAN BOXES
We have a comprehensive Loan Service covering most of the subjects that you can study at Tullie House (history, science, art) as well as a range of stuffed birds and animals. Loans come in sturdy boxes and are carefully packed to preserve the objects during transport. You can find a list of available loans on our website. Loan Boxes are FREE to User Group schools or £40 per half term for non User Group schools.

FAMILIARISATION & SELF-GUIDED VISITS
Teachers are welcome to visit the museum for a FREE familiarisation visit – please let Sarah know if you would like to take this up. We welcome visits from pupils of all ages and stages to our award-winning galleries. We have developed resources to help teachers plan their visits, as well as new trails around the galleries for pupils. General visits by schools are FREE and can be booked at a time to suit you.