Tullie House Museum
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Tullie House Museum information
This museum ranges through the city's past, from its Celtic foundation through to the development of modern Carlisle. The highlight is the new Roman Frontier Gallery , which opened in 2011 and uses a mix of archaeological exhibits and interactive displays to tell the story of the Roman occupation of Carlisle. There are some particularly fine busts and decorative headstones, as well as a showpiece bronze face-mask dating from the 1st century AD.
Upstairs, the Border Galleries cover the rest of the city's history, from the Bronze Age through to the Border Reivers, the Jacobite Rebellion and the Industrial Revolution. The Carlisle Life Gallery details the city's social history through photos, films and archive recordings, and Old Tullie House has a collection of art, sculpture and porcelain.