Castle Curators Diary

What’s happening in the Castle – collections news, archive work, special exhibition updates, preparations for celebrations and private parties – the Castle team’s work is varied to say the least. Find out what’s new, what makes up our day – and what makes our day – here.

February 2017

Rocking Horse Renovations

2017-04-14T09:00:25+00:00 Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

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 [...]

Volunteer Week 6th-10th March

2017-03-15T14:50:08+00:00 Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

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)

November 2016

Update: Volunteer Week at Muncaster Castle & Taster Afternoon Taster Afternoon. Sunday 20th November – Friday 25th November

2016-12-21T13:45:07+00:00 Castle Curators Diary|

We have just completed a superb week working with our amazing volunteers. The week commenced on Sunday 20th November when we welcomed some National Trust Volunteers from Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse at Near Sawry.  They enjoyed a tour of the castle conducted by Peter Frost-Pennington, a two course lunch served in the Billiard Room, [...]

October 2016

Volunteer Taster Afternoon 23rd Nov 12-3pm

2016-12-21T13:45:08+00:00 Castle Curators Diary, Falconers Diary, Gardener's Diary, Latest News|

On Wednesday 23rd November we would like to invite you to Muncaster Castle for a Volunteer Taster Afternoon, to find out more about the amazing volunteer opportunities we have to offer. You can meet our Volunteer Co-ordinator plus representatives from the Hawk & Owl Centre, the Gardens and the Castle to hear more about our [...]

Halloween is coming!

2016-10-14T12:55:19+00:00 Castle Curators Diary|

Today we welcome to Muncaster Castle 1st year Drama Students from Cumbria University who will spend the next couple of weeks creating, developing and performing our Castle Halloween Tours which commence on Wednesday 26th October and will run until our last day on Monday 31st October. To set the scene, for each day of our Halloween Events [...]

Aren’t we the lucky ones!

2016-12-21T13:45:11+00:00 Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

What a busy September we have had here in the Castle with a number of weddings, dinner parties and a visit by a group of ladies hosted by Phillipa Turnbull on their Lady Anne Textile Retreat.  The ladies were able to view some of Muncaster's fabulous Crewel Work collection and other extraordinary embroideries we have here a [...]

September 2016

NADFAS authorise volunteer project

2016-10-14T20:30:17+00:00 Castle Curators Diary|

Just to follow on from our earlier post... We also had a group of volunteers from NADFAS ( National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies). We have just heard from NADFAS that they have authorised these Heritage Volunteers to partake in an ongoing  Care of Collections Volunteer Project whilst we work towards Accreditation. Angela Butcher, [...]