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May 2017

Collection of letters to Sir John Ramsden – British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force – World War 1.

2017-07-07T14:48:23+00:00Castle Curators Diary|

We are currently transcribing a group of letters sent to Sir John Ramsden while serving in the 1/1 Norfolk Yeomanry, Eastern Mounted Brigade, British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. The dates of the letters range from 1915 - 1916, while Sir John was stationed in Egypt and are mainly from his wife, Lady Joan Ramsden.  Over the following [...]

Continuing archival work at Muncaster Castle

2017-07-07T14:48:23+00:00Castle Curators Diary|

Our exciting and interesting work has been continuing over the past couple of months after we have reopened to daily visitors. Our main priority is to ensure that our visitors have an enjoyable and informative visit to the Castle, however we are also able to continue our various archival works that includes cataloguing, transcribing and [...]

November 2016

Update: Volunteer Week at Muncaster Castle & Taster Afternoon Taster Afternoon. Sunday 20th November – Friday 25th November

2017-07-07T14:49:32+00:00Castle Curators Diary|

We have just completed a superb week working with our amazing volunteers. The week commenced on Sunday 20th November when we welcomed some National Trust Volunteers from Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse at Near Sawry.  They enjoyed a tour of the castle conducted by Peter Frost-Pennington, a two course lunch served in the Billiard Room, [...]

October 2016

Halloween is coming!

2017-07-07T14:50:01+00:00Castle Curators Diary|

Today we welcome to Muncaster Castle 1st year Drama Students from Cumbria University who will spend the next couple of weeks creating, developing and performing our Castle Halloween Tours which commence on Wednesday 26th October and will run until our last day on Monday 31st October. To set the scene, for each day of our Halloween Events [...]

Aren’t we the lucky ones!

2017-07-07T14:50:01+00:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

What a busy September we have had here in the Castle with a number of weddings, dinner parties and a visit by a group of ladies hosted by Phillipa Turnbull on their Lady Anne Textile Retreat.  The ladies were able to view some of Muncaster's fabulous Crewel Work collection and other extraordinary embroideries we have here a [...]