Young girl outside Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Cumbria Museum Consortium

The Cumbria Museum Consortium is a partnership of three Cumbrian museums, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust in Carlisle, the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere and Lakeland Arts. The Consortium is a Major Partner Museum of Arts Council England.

Cumbria Museum Consortium’s mission is to deliver outstanding museums in the North of England. The Consortium will work collaboratively to engage more people in culture, using our world class collections to deliver internationally ambitious programmes. We will raise standards, strengthen resilience and enhance sustainability. We will ensure that there is greater awareness and recognition of museums and the significant contribution they make to the economic and social development of the region.

The Consortium is delivering ambitions and wide ranging programmes within Arts Council England's Strategic Goals

Goal 1 Excellence is thriving and celebrated in the arts, museums and libraries
Goal 2 Everyone has the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the arts, museums and libraries
Goal 3 The arts, museums and libraries are resilient and environmentally sustainable
Goal 4 The leadership and workforce in the arts, museums and libraries are diverse and appropriately skilled
Goal 5  Every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries

Lakeland Arts is also an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

For more information on the projects and activities the Consortium is delivering to achieve these goals, please visit:

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