THe Shed – More Life, Laws and Legacies
THe Shed in Tullie House may now be closed but there’s still chance experience the Tudor themes from the last exhibition. Our original Tudor building the ‘Guildhall’ is open for this week of the school holidays and again in May for the summer.
Eloise shares with us some information about the final Shed exhibition and the Guildhall.
The final shed exhibition, Life, Laws and Legacies has ended with the Mayor and Mayoress coming to re-open our treasured Guildhall Museum, which is the third oldest building in Carlisle after the Castle and Cathedral.
For those of you who missed seeing the City’s wonderful Dormont Book, there is a copy of the weird and wonderful old laws kept in the Guildhall, where you can see some of our treasures from Carlisle’s Tudor past.
You can see the huge iron bound Muniment chest where the City’s documents and treasure were stored, and also the world’s oldest sports trophies are housed in the Guildhall Museum.
These horse racing bells date from 1599 and older, and were given as prizes by the Tudor mayor and Lady Dacre.
Come and explore this beautiful oak beamed building, with its wattle and daub walls, and feel like you can step back in time. The men who signed the Dormont Book sat in these very rooms nearly 450 years ago.
Isaac Tully, whose family built Tullie House was a member of the merchants guild here. He still owes the Guild 40 shillings fine for allowing his sister to work in his shop!
So overall, are we really just terribly Modern Tudors? Well, yes, I think we might be!