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Note our move to full season opening: To Thu 23rd March, Gardens & Hawk & Owl Centre open 11-4pm, bird of prey display at 1.30pm. Fri 24th and Sat 25th March, Gardens & Hawk & Owl Centre open 11-4pm, bird of prey displays at 11.30am and 2pm. From Sunday 26th March, Gardens & Hawk & [...]
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 [...]
A special Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Castle Drawing Room or the Billiard Room. Both these elegant rooms with their ornate plaster ceilings overlook the Castle lawns. A marvellous treat for the mother(s) in your life! Mothers Day Afternoon Tea comprises a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with jam & cream, [...]
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.
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 [...]