Volunteer Week at Muncaster begins the 13th of November 2017. This is when the Castle is closed to the public and we are able to focus on our many conservation jobs. Our volunteers love this time of year as they are able to help with creating new displays, cataloguing the collection and assisting in the [...]
Now rescheduled for Saturday 28th October! An unmissable opportunity for all inspired by art in nature to work with acclaimed Land Artist Richard Shilling in Muncaster's woodland gardens: find out more about this workshop.
Please note that the Castle interior will open at 12 noon as usual but close promptly at 3.30pm on Friday 1st September. The gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre etc opening is unaffected. Apologies for any inconvenience caused
Every year we award a prize for the best body of work created by a school during or following their visit to Muncaster. In 2017 this was won by Beckstone Primary School for their work related to their Dragon's Tale tour at Muncaster, with their own dragon helping them find out more about the Castle [...]
How exciting is this? The Lake District has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the category of cultural landscape of international significance. The hard-fought campaign for this accolade followed three key themes - world ranking examples of identity - the dramatic farmed landscape; inspiration - art, literature and love [...]
Although there's always something new in the gardens with each season, Muncaster's flowering plants and shrubs are definitely at their best in the spring, with the camelias and early rhododendrons kicking off as early as January. The azaleas (pictured here) conclude the show and herald the arrival of summer. With thanks to local accommodation provider [...]
A practitioners' workshop led by 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. At this time of year the gardens and woodland are full of colour as the flowers of the Himalayan gardens emerge along with [...]
Muncaster is featuring in a fly-on-the-wall documentary for Channel 4. This was filmed over 2016 and is being screened on More4 from July 4th at 9pm. Images of Muncaster and the area show up throughout the series but look out for Muncaster particularly in these three episodes; July 11th is about the restoration of the [...]
Applications are now CLOSED for these vacancies. We're looking for TWO apprentices to join our buildings maintenance team and train in a variety of skilled trades. Interested? Find out more.
Expedia featured Muncaster on their seven-day road trip around Northern England, picking up the area's best castles. Their route starts at the borders taking in Carlisle, Hutton in the Forest, Bolton, Lowther, Skipton, Sizergh and Kendal before turning west to spend the final day at Muncaster. Describes as the most flamboyant castle on the route, [...]