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 [...]
First things first, Herriot the Steppe Eagle is back on fine form again and doing exactly what he should be doing. He's also sticking to the 7-8 minute flying per bird rule, yaaaay. We're half way through the year already and it's still flying by! Much like our new additions to the team. Phoenix is [...]
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 [...]
We thought you'd all like to see some up-to-date pictures of Twiggy. Although living independently, she's still around the estate if you know where to look, though only when it's quieter. Tiptoeing through the bluebells on the Cannon Bank. Well, not a bad old [...]
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 [...]