Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery has informed and entertained Carlisle for many years.

A brand new exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art will open to the public at the city centre museum and art gallery on Friday, which will also coincide with the reopening of the oldest part of the museum, which has recently been closed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tullie House has for decades been a place for residents and visitors to the city alike to explore the gripping history of the area.

It has also hosted a wide array of striking art exhibitions encompassing a broad range of artistic styles.

Visitors of all ages have delighted in the tales of the Border Reivers, the Jacobite Rebellion, and life in Carlisle when it was known to the Roman Empire as Luguvalium.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery was first established more than a hundred years ago, by the Carlisle Corporation in 1893.

It underwent a major redevelopment in 1990, which added a new wing to the site.

In 2001, as part of the Millennium Commission Award, an underground gallery was developed, further expanding the site.

To celebrate the further reopening of Tullie House, which like all museums and galleries has been severely impacted financially by Covid-19, we have selected some of the most eye-catching images in recent years from our archive that capture the valuable role Tullie House plays in the city, promoting arts and culture for all who live in and visit the Carlisle area.