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Welcome to Art's and Culture

Whatever the new ‘normal’ is there’s never been a more poignant and exciting time for arts and culture. Like very thirsty people we’ve all been dreaming of slaking our creative thirst. There’s real positive energy just bursting to get out. Be part of these exciting times, there are already many ways to get involved (some listed below) but there’s always room for new ideas.

So sharpen those pens, dust off the brushes, or have a gargle and get your voice ready. Here’s to it. Scroll down for more information or use our interactive map and lists of exciting museums and monuments.

Rickerby Park (CA3 9AH)
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Rickerby Park (CA3 9AH)

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Opened in 1932 as a memorial to the fallen of the Great War of 1914 - 1918, this ' natural' park extends upstream along the sinuous River Eden from Eden Bridge

Rickerby Park can be accessed from Eden Bridge, through the picturesque Eden Bridge Gardens. There are both pedestrian and vehicular access points off the Brampton Road, the latter leading to a small car park within Rickerby Park. There is also vehicular access from Linstock.

Pedestrian access is also from St Aidan's Road across the suspension bridge.


Rickerby Park is a natural park in the old landscape tradition. There are footpaths, and a car park, with a riverside walk.

The parkland is dotted with mature trees, beneath which cattle and sheep graze the sweet pasture grasses. A riverbank path follows the sweeping bends of the Eden, and by crossing the Memorial Bridge you can complete a circular walk back to the city centre on the opposite bank.

The Hadrian's Wall National Trail runs through Rickerby Park via the suspension bridge.

Park Opening Times

Rickerby Park is open all day every day.

Please note that livestock are loose in this park - please keep dogs under control.



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Useful Information and links

A Strategic Framework for Culture in Carlisle was initiated in 2019 by a small steering group of Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust and the University of Cumbria.  The consultation was designed to not only engage existing cultural specialists but to encourage a diverse range of voices representing diversity, business, education, health, individual and freelance artists and creative practitioners to contribute to shaping the future arts and cultural agenda.

Discover Carlisle has lots of ideas for things to see and do in and around England’s biggest city


"A virtual hub for all things multicultural in Cumbria. Sharing our similarities and celebrating our differences"

 Multicultural Cumbria

    Cumbria Arts & Culture Network 

 Cumbria CVS

      Prism Arts

   Eden Arts


   Carlisle Contemporary Arts 


There are a number of historical monument in and around Carlisle.  Please see the downloadable Monuments and Memorial Guide below.

Public art

Professional street art is growing in the city as show cased in this Cumbria Guide article.  


Landmark Street Art








The Source Collective  


Theatre and Drama


  Rocket Theatre