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Monuments and Memorials

Carlisle and its surrounding district has been central in a long and at times troubled history, as a consequence we have so many monuments and memorials that it would be too much to list them all on a web page. So we have provided a downloadable document:

Download your Monuments and Memorials PDF Guide here

The guide lists monuments and war memorials located with the Carlisle City Council geographical area. It is a “work in progress” and will be added to as further information becomes available. 

We hope to provide up-to-date information on the location of the monuments and their purpose. In the document you will find an image of the monument, a brief description, comments on the purpose, the event or person being commemorated, the condition and responsibility for maintenance or ownership.

Further information, corrections to the existing monument information and monuments to add to the schedule would be welcomed

Museums and galleries

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

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Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

One of the top places to visit in Carlisle,

Tullie House, where historic collections, contemporary art and family fun are brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery.

The Guildhall Museum

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The Guildhall Museum

The Guildhall building is believed to date from the late 14th century

Its upper floors project out in the usual fashion of timber-framed structures. The building was extensively renovated in 1978-9, but much early timber-work survives, as do wattle-and-daub internal walls.

Carlisle Castle

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Carlisle Castle

Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory

It has withstood many sieges, contained a valuable royal prisoner, and been home to the King's Own Royal Border Regiment. Discover the castle's turbulent past in the fascinating family-friendly exhibition. Explore medieval castle rooms as well as 19th century military buildings, and visit Cumbria's Museum of Military Life

Cumbria‘s Museum of Military Life

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Cumbria‘s Museum of Military Life

Cumbria‘s Museum of Military Life is Carlisle’s newest visitor attraction

It tells the 300-year story of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and present.

Solway Aviation Museum

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Solway Aviation Museum

home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifact’s and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.

The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, its display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in WWII.

Birdoswald Roman Fort

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Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald is the perfect place to stop for a family day out or if you're walking or cycling along Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria

Extensive remains of the Roman Fort can be explored and the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site can be seen here.

Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

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Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

Find out more about Nenthead Mines, a museum dedicated to both showing and telling the 'story' of the mineral mining past of the North Pennines

Prepare to launch on a voyage of discovery at Nenthead Mines, learning more about the people, places, tools, lifestyle, and legacy of the mining industry that at one time completely dominated the landscape of the North Pennines

Vindolanda Trust Chesterholm Museum

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Vindolanda Trust Chesterholm Museum

The North East’s best day out on Hadrian’s Wall.

The Vindolanda Charitable Trust bring you two exciting and unmissable tourist attractions dramatically exploring Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago.

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