Scheduled exhibition themes in the Castle this season are ‘Celebration of Childhood’, ‘Shakespeare’ and an exhibition of local school pupils’ paintings.

Celebration of Childhood

23rd March onwards

Toy and clothing displays, staff teddies, storybook of the week and a Mad Hatters Teaparty display are all features of the Celebration of Childhood series of exhibitions starting at Easter and some of which will run through to the summer. Located in various of the Castle’s public rooms.

Little ones are welcome to play with the contents of our new Children’s Toy Chest and you can help us find the Lost Toys around the Castle too.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday

17th April onwards

Celebrating the life of her majesty.

Shakespeare Anniversary

26th April onwards

17th April onwards – ‘Shakespeare‘ anniversary exhibition, exploring the connections between Muncaster and the great man and references to Muncaster’s past in his work.

Local Schools Exhibition

July onwards

Exhibition of paintings, photographs and other work by local school groups following and inspired by their visits to Muncaster. This includes the winner of our annual prize for the best body of work submitted by a school group visiting us, won in 2016 against stiff competition by Our Lady and St Patrick’s Primary School from Maryport.

Visitors with Castle entrance tickets have access to the exhibitions at no further charge.

Holders of Gardens tickets can upgrade for a small charge at the Castle door.

The Castle is open Sunday to Friday, 12 noon to 4pm, 20th March to 25th October inclusive.

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