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September 2017

Hawk and Owl Centre – September 2017

2017-10-01T17:40:01+00:00 Hot News, Falconers Diary, Latest News|

Swifts, Barn Swallows and Martins have all gone. Corvids and starlings are grouping up. Fieldfares and Redwings are eating berries. Leaves are turning a crisp burnt caramel. This can only mean one thing; autumn is officially here. I love the transition of seasons and so do our birds in the Centre. All of our birds have worked [...]

July 2017

Beckstone Primary win Schools Visit competition

2017-07-30T12:26:04+00:00 Hot News, Castle Curators Diary|

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 [...]

Lake District becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site

2017-07-09T20:46:40+00:00 Hot News, Latest News|

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 [...]

June 2017

Muncaster on the TV

2017-07-07T14:48:22+00:00 Building Manager's Blog, Hot News, Castle Curators Diary, Latest News, Press and Media|

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 [...]

May 2017

Volunteer at Muncaster in 2017!

2017-07-07T14:48:58+00:00 Building Manager's Blog, Hot News, Castle Curators Diary, Falconers Diary, Gardener's Diary, Latest News|

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 [...]

May 2016