Percy House Gallery
Contemporary Art & Design in Cockermouth's Oldest Town House dated 1390
Percy House is a Grade 2 star listed building which dates from 1390. Its seven rooms include the work of over 200 Cumbrian and British artists. Work ranges from paintings to textiles, ceramics, photographs and jewellery.
This wonderful 14th Century building beneath the ancient castle walls of Cockermouth is the ideal setting to showcase work from Cumbrian artists. Opened in 2002, the gallery is home to a stunning Tudor ceiling featuring the Percy family coat of arms, medieval panelling and inglenook fire place. The carved plaster ceiling is dated 1598 – the time of Henry Percy, the 9th Earl of Northumberland – but tests carried out on roof timbers revealed the earliest dates back to 1390. Spread across seven rooms with an original oven, fireplaces and plaster work – Percy House is home to regularly changing exhibitions of work from more than 200 Cumbrian and British artists ranging from jewellery and textiles to ceramics, paintings and photographs. Each room has its unique theme and with all the nooks and crannies of an old building it is the ideal place to display all the wonderful arts and crafts.
38-42 Market Pl