Cumbria Museum Consortium is a group of three organisations working together to run six museums across our beautiful county:

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust in Carlisle

Lakeland Arts in Kendal and Bowness on Windermere

Wordsworth Grasmere

Our museums are unique in the world for their varied and important collections and for their striking locations across Cumbria.

As a partnership, we’re proud to be part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio 2018-2022.  That means we receive regular funding to help us care for our collections and buildings, show exhibitions and run all kinds of activities with and for many different people.

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)