The Cumberland Sausage Festival returns to Muncaster Castle for the third year! A three day celebration of good food, drink and all things Cumbrian, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. With celebrity chefs, cookery demos, sausage competitions, entertainment for all ages and of course the food! To sample, to buy to eat and to [...]
The Estates building maintenance team needs a joiner and the grounds maintenance team are recruiting for a gardener. See more information plus how to apply for both of these vacancies. Closing date for applications in both cases is April 7th, please note.
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 [...]
These photos aren't the best, but we've fallen behind again with updates due to not enough hours in the day! The float coat was laid up with Richard Toogood (Prince's Foundation) a fortnight ago and has since received its final lime skim coat, and is now just awaiting its coats of paint before the [...]
As of 8th March, we're delighted to be able to offer our fabulous Hawk Walks again, as DEFRA has lifted the avian flu prevention measures in our area. These are on offer daily (subject to availability) at 2.15pm until the 23rd March inclusive. Thereafter, until 25th October, the Hawk Walk will be at 3:15pm. Find [...]
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.
With Richard Shilling, this workshop is a must for all inspired to art by the natural world and those looking to teach and lead in this art form. Booking is via Eventbrite direct with Richard Shilling of Land Art and tickets are £45, to include entry to Muncaster's gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre for [...]