CMC is responsible for some of the most important art, manuscripts, museum artefacts and architecture in the UK. We look after these buildings, and the objects that fill them, for people to enjoy today and for generations to come.
Our ambition is for local people and visitors to Cumbria to use these museum spaces and get involved.
We want more people to engage with the collections and learn about history and the world today.
We urge our visitors to question how and why things are made and to share their personal stories and family histories.
We want to facilitate debate around what makes good art? and what does it mean to be Cumbrian?
We encourage visitors to contemplate the splendour and beauty of Cumbria’s cultural landscape; and to indulge in the great produce served in our cafés.
Most importantly, we need you to add to the rich cultural heritage that shapes this wonderful county.