By Peter Frost Pennington, 17th February 2017 Here's Twiggy, this lovely misty morning at Muncaster. She's doing well and still very much around the gardens, although you need to know where to look. I can usually find her if I go looking in her favourite places.
Our own Emma McLachlan was interviewed about vulture conservation and her work at Muncaster for The Female Falconers' Club. A transcript is below, or have a look at the original post here Nature's Clean Up Crew by Emma McLachlan I stand in a beautiful wildflower meadow, the bumblebees are working hard and the summer chatter [...]
Just a heads-up that we're having a Volunteer Week during w/c 6th March, for current volunteers and for anyone who's interested to come along and meet us. This is for spring-cleaning mostly, ahead of the Castle opening for the main season. Please contact Bron or Sharon at the Castle (01229 717614 or via info[at]muncaster.co.uk)
We're recruiting for staff for our busy gates and retail outlets. Full and part time positions are available and these are seasonal roles. Closing date for applications is 1st March. Interested? Find out more.
Here is Angela the amazing upholsterer, who has been working on various upholstery projects at the Castle over the last while, doing more amazing heritage restoration work on one of several antique rocking horses here. Originally designed to teach children how to ride, this one is very old. It was in poor repair having [...]
The site REOPENS Saturday 11th February after our winter closedown. See what's open and when.
Winter closing is all too short a window for the scale of some of the maintenance jobs we undertake at Muncaster. This winter we have been redecorating in the Library plus repairing some failed plaster, which was threatening to come crashing down, up in the library's gallery.If 'redecorating' prompts thoughts of stepladders and the odd dustsheet, [...]
We're always pleased and touched when couples marrying at Muncaster and their photographers and videographers share their wedding images and footage with us. It's so much more realistic for us to show real weddings on our website, social media and printed material than staged shots. However, we were particularly struck by Jon Bird's video of Simon [...]
We need a full-time falconer for the Hawk & Owl Centre, plus also a seasonal falconer to cover the Easter-October period. See more info plus how to apply.
Winter views from the gardens; out to sea to the Isle of Man, not far offshore but rarely glimpsed by summer visitors and our views of the surrounding fells in the splendour of the winter sunshine. With the prevailing westerly wind bringing bad weather steaming in off the Irish Sea straight over us to get [...]