Cumbria Museum Consortium is a partnership of three organisations – Tullie House Museum Trust, Lakeland Arts and Wordsworth Grasmere. We have been working together since 2012, thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

We run six museum sites across this beautiful county, for Cumbrians as well as visitors from all over the world.

One partnership, three organisations, six unique museums

Cumbria Museum Consortium

Learning resources for Foundation Stage, Primary and Secondary Pupils

Inspiring activities for school children

Exploring the diversity of Cumbria through our unique collections

Collaborating and engaging with our local communities

Cumbria Museum Consortium supports the ICOM statement concerning the invasion of Ukraine by Russian Federation military forces. We express solidarity with and support for the people of Ukraine, including our colleagues in the museum and heritage sector. #StandWithUkraine


"I scarcely had one night of quiet sleep, / Such ghastly visions had I of despair, / And tyranny, and implements of death"
(Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book X, 1805)