Every year the Castle stages exhibitions based on its archive material and priceless contents, plus visiting work and themed displays to tie in with our events. 2017’s exhibition season is being finalised but will include a teddy-themed display for Easter for Teddies Go Free weekend and an exhibition of local school pupils’ paintings scheduled for the summer. To give you a flavour, see what happened in 2016….
Celebration of Childhood
this ran from 23rd March 2016
Toy and clothing displays, staff teddies, storybook of the week and a Mad Hatters Teaparty display were all features of the Celebration of Childhood series of exhibitions starting at Easter and some of which ran through to the summer. Little ones played with the contents of our Children’s Toy Chest and helped find the Lost Toys around the Castle too.
The Queen’s 90th Birthday
ran 17th April onwards
Celebrating the life of her majesty.
ran from 26th April onwards
‘Shakespeare‘ anniversary exhibition explored the connections between Muncaster and the great man and references to Muncaster’s past in his work.
Local Schools Exhibition
ran from July onwards
Exhibition of paintings, photographs and other work by local school groups following and inspired by their visits to Muncaster. This included the winner of our 2016 prize for the best body of work submitted by a school group visiting us, 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.