Apologies for the late post, it’s been a very busy month for us here at Muncaster Hawk and Owl Centre. Inspection time Every zoological/animal organisation that is open to the public undergoes a zoo licensing inspection. This inspection looks into everything from animal care in the collection to the paper work side of things. We [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We're looking for TWO apprentices to join our buildings maintenance team and train in a variety of skilled trades. Interested? Find out more.
Please note that the Castle interior will be open Sunday to Friday 12 noon to 4pm as usual, plus the following Saturdays during the summer holidays; Saturday 12th August Saturday 26th August. See Opening Times for opening patterns at other times of year.
The last 12 months have been amazing, exciting and extremely rewarding but we could never have achieved so much progress without the help of our fabulous Volunteers. In the Castle itself, because of the gift of their time, Volunteers have been able to help catalogue, transcribe, research and conserve the artefacts of Muncaster. We are [...]
The copings had become loose on the wall so were removed... ...then the wall-top rebuilt using hot mixed lime mortar, this was tricky to set out as the wall top is rising, and we had to cut some new copes to replaced some of the ones that were too [...]