The Guildhall Museum

LOCATION

CARLISLE, CUMBRIA

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Experience the unique atmosphere of the oldest town centre building in the city. The Guildhall was originally a row of shops and workshops attached to a wealthy merchant's town house. It has been owned by the City of Carlisle since the 14th century and is now home to a museum of civic history, such as Carlisle Bells, the oldest horseracing prizes in the country and the impressive medieval monument chest, Victorian civic regalia, and Guild Silver collections.

The Guildhall Museum
Green Market, CARLISLE, CA3 8JE
Phone : 01228 618718

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Opening times
  • Opening Times: 28 Apr-1 Sep, Thu12-4.30

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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