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.

September 2016

Extracts From The Diary of The Hon. Josslyn F. Pennington – part 1.

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We have been enjoying transcribing a number of diaries, letter books, accounts and a large variety of other historical items here in the Castle and one of our guides has had a delightful time reading through and transcribing the diaries of Josslyn F. Pennington from January 1853 to August 1854. Josslyn Pennington became the 5th Lord Muncaster on [...]

August 2016

A very big “Thank You” to our fabulous Textile Volunteers.

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We have during August hosted a number of Textile Volunteers from as far afield as Somerset and London who spent their time conserving and caring for the amazing textile collection we have here at Muncaster Castle. Under the guidance of Jacqui Hyman and Phillipa Turnbull the ladies worked incredibly hard working on a variety of projects.  A [...]

Muncaster Castle Textile Volunteer Visit.

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We are once again thrilled to welcome to Muncaster Castle, Phillipa Turnbull (who together with her daughter Laura, run the Crewel Work Company), Jacqui Hyman (expert in Textile Conservation) and their amazing group of volunteers who are due to visit us again from Sunday 14th - Thursday 18th August 2016. This dedicated group of volunteers [...]

July 2016

Our Lady & St Patricks Maryport win schools visit prize!

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Thank you to all the schools who took part in this years Muncaster Castle School Visit Competition. We have received some fabulous entries and we would like to say thank you and well done to everyone who entered.  It was a very close competition. It is our pleasure to congratulate Our Lady & St Patricks [...]

Mystery Objects at Muncaster Castle

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Recently we have been cataloguing many of the objects in the Castle.  Although we recognise many of the artefacts we find and understand their uses, we have uncovered a number of items that we are uncertain of what they are and what their uses were. We are putting a few of these items on display [...]