Tullie House Museum | Carlisle
The best place to learn about the notorious Border Reivers.
What we like:
There's a permanent gallery dedicated to the history of the Border Reivers, the ruthless raiders who held the Borders in their grip for more than 300 years. See a peel tower under attack, dress up as a Reiver and find out if your family is related to the Border clans.
In their own words:
"A fusion of old and new awaits you, from the beautiful Old Tullie House, a classical Grade One Listed Jacobean building to the Border Galleries, full of exciting exhibits and interactive displays.
There is something for everyone at Tullie House. Children and adults of all ages will find fun, hands-on exhibits and even games: fire a Roman weapon, climb our life-sized section of Hadrian’s Wall or visit the badgers’ sett!.
A changing programme of temporary exhibitions compliments our 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."
Good to know:
There's also a good Roman frontier gallery and plenty to keep children interested.
Where it is:
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