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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.

Melbourne Park (CA1 2BS)
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Melbourne Park (CA1 2BS)

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Melbourne Park lies off the Warwick Road, just east of the City Centre, flanking the River Petteril.



  • The Petteril Valley Cycle Way runs north - south through Melbourne Park with adjoining links from Botcherby Avenue and Adelaide Street.
  • There are two children's play areas, one near Borland Avenue, and one near Melbourne Road.
  • Five full sized football pitches, and two junior football pitches, and a changing pavilion.
  • Floodlit Multi Use Games Area / Ball Court.
  • Allotments.
  • Wildlife Conservation Area


Play area details:

  • · Age range play area equipment aimed at : 0 - 6/8
  • · Accessible equipment : None but various inclusive play items.
  • · Is the play area fenced : Yes

Park opening times

Melbourne Park is open all day, every day.



Theme picker

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