Driggsby, A Whale's Tale
Tullie House Museum

Driggsby, A Whale's Tale

An exciting new immersive, interactive and inspiring exhibition from the imagination of over 150 children from schools on Cumbria’s west coast, telling the story of Driggsby the fin whale.

Discover Driggsby’s underwater world, meet the amazing creatures she shares the oceans with and follow her journey through dark tunnels, to the Mermaid's house, on to the North Pole and beyond.

Children from West Cumbria have worked with Prism Arts and Tullie House to explore life in our oceans, discover how Driggsby might have journeyed to Cumbria and learn why whales have been the inspiration for myths and legends. During this 18-month project, the children conducted beach cleans led by Workington Nature Partnership and saw for themselves how much rubbish can be found on our coastline. They left with a greater understanding and appreciation for the environment and are keen to spread the message that, in their own words, “The ocean is not a bin!”

The pupils, teachers and family volunteers worked with artists and staff from Prism Arts and Tullie House to create Driggsby’s story, creating illustrations and sharing ideas which have been turned into a book and now a major interactive exhibition showcasing Driggsby’s journey and celebrating her life.

Immerse yourself in the children’s world, be inspired by their story, their drawings and creations. Enjoy the opportunity to create your own as you are invited to make your pledge to Driggsby and her friends to help clean our seas.


Event dates: 
15 May 2021 to 3 Sep 2021
Opening details: 
Open all year
Pricing details: 
Normal admission applies
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