About us

About us






We are Cumbria Museum Consortium, a partnership of three remarkable cultural organisations:

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust 

Lakeland Arts 

The Wordsworth Trust  

We work together to manage seven museum sites and their unique collections:  

  • Tullie House Museum and The Guildhall, Carlisle 
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere
  • Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
  • The Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Kendal

There are all kinds of different ways to get involved in and support our museums.  Time is precious and we know some people will only have a few minutes or hours to spare.  Others may want to make a more regular commitment.  That's ok!  

Browse this site to see the huge variety of volunteer opportunities and decide which suit you best.