Another month gone by and another mention of Herriot our Steppe Eagle! This eagle never fails to amaze or wow me every day, apart from the other day when he over wowed me! Last month I wrote about how he was in a thermal and soared for 30 minutes, now I didn’t think he could [...]
....we hope, barring major news from elsewhere, that Muncaster will feature on ITV's 'This Morning' this week, we think on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017). We'll keep you posted! Peter Andre met Iona and Peter Frost Pennington to talk about life at the Castle.
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 [...]
Here's Max, whose mum Kate Harris sent us this picture, with the 2017 prize bear for winning the Teddy Trail over Easter. Well done Max! 'Teddies Go Free' is a fun event running at several Cumbria attractions in the Easter holidays, including our neighbours at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and their sister attraction Ullswater [...]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the sausage competitions over the May Day weekend. And the winners are.... Saturday's Cumberland Sausage Club "Public's Favourite Sausage Open": Winner: Taste of the Lakes - Pork & Black Pudding beating off stiff competition from worthy runners up: Amazing Grazing - Herdwick Mutton Moroccan and Savin Hill - [...]
Muncaster bluebell woods are really fine right now, well worth a visit if you can. Take time out for a wander up through the woodland. You'll be glad you did.
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 [...]
This year is flying by, I cannot believe it's April already and Easter is just around the corner! Anna and George have started, they have picked up things very quickly and have fitted into the team really well. There’s always a worry that when new staff members start in a centre of birds that have [...]
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 [...]
The final post (sorry for the delay), for the Library job saw Jeff and I lay up and trowel off the lime skim coat on the repaired section of plaster, The last coats of paint were applied to the walls, while Daniel gilded the very last star... Then following the scaffold being removed, we re-hung all [...]