Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet at Tullie House

10th January 2014

At Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle is a unique opportunity to see the stunning Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet.

The exceptional rare bronze ceremonial parade helmet, named after the hamlet of Crosby Garrett where it was discovered, has been hailed by experts as one of the great masterpieces of Roman metalwork. Dating from the late first century to third century AD, it is unparalleled in its detail and the most complete and elaborate of only three such helmets to have been found in Britain.

The mask portrays a haunting, youthful male face framed by a ring of exquisitely detailed curls and topped by an extremely rare Phrygian cap decorated with a griffin.

The helmet will be on display at Tullie House in the Art Gallery until 26th January 2014. Tullie House is open daily apart from 25th & 26th Dec and 01st Jan (10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday and noon – 5pm on Sundays).

Adult admission charge is £7.00, concessions £5.00 (senior citizens, students, unaccompanied children 18 years or under) and children under 18 (accompanied by a paying adult) free.

Full details at

More news from the Trail »

Share this story:

Crosby Garrett Helmet