Cumbria Museum Consortium

Cumbria Museum Consortium is a partnership of three services – Tullie House Museum Trust, Lakeland Arts and The Wordsworth Trust.  We have been working together since 2012 on a number of projects with  funding from Arts Council England.

Learning is at the heart of everything we do.

We stage fun activities for families to enjoy together against the backdrop of contemporary and historical art exhibitions.

We fire the imagination of pupils on school trips by interpreting historical objects – from local Romans archaeological finds to William Wordsworth’s 250-year-old manuscripts.

We nurture talented apprentices from local colleges and post graduate students from across the UK and beyond, arming them with new skills, unique experiences and building their confidence to prepare them for their careers.

We help to enrich the lives of people living with Dementia and their carers from across the county, bringing our collections to remote communities to learn from local people and share stories with them.

We are also learning as organisations.  We support our employees through training and peer to peer mentoring programmes and we share what we learn with other museums.

We are harnessing digital technology to bring our collections to new audiences and to transform our services. And we are collaborating with strategic partners, from across the county, to attract more people to grow the visitor economy.

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