MuseumCELEBRATE Exhibition @ Tullie House

Only in English

Museum info

About the museum

10 September - 31 October 2016

CELEBRATE is the first project to explore the history and life stories of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community of a largely rural region in the UK. Since 2014, the project has worked with individuals, voluntary organisations, academics, libraries and archives across Cumbria and beyond.

Featuring well-known events and individuals, as well as stories of everyday people and their friends and family, the exhibition showcases the previously undiscovered history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) people in Cumbria.

Those stories will be brought to life through objects, audio recordings and a series of photographs by artist Colin Tennant. Colin has worked with a group of LGBT people over 50, to document their everyday life and to explore issues around age, gender and sexuality in a rural region.

CELEBRATE: LGBT History in Cumbria is a partnership project between OutREACH Cumbria and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, with the Here, Today photo series also supported by Arts Council England as part of Elements Festival (

Plan your visit


No reviews yet

Write the first review
A minimum rating of 1 star is required.
Please fill in your name.

Create your own audio tours!

Use of the system and the mobile guide app is free


App preview on iOS, Android and Windows Phone