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April 2017

Hawk and Owl Centre – April 2017

2017-04-12T15:10:07+00:00 Hot News, Falconers Diary, Latest News|

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 [...]

March 2017

February 2017

Rocking Horse Renovations

2017-04-14T09:00:25+00:00 Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

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 [...]

April 2017

Library Refurbishment – Final Post

2017-04-14T09:08:02+00:00 Building Manager's Blog, Hot News, Latest News|

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 [...]

March 2017

Library renovations update, 1st March

2017-04-14T08:54:28+00:00 Building Manager's Blog, Latest News|

These photos aren't the best, but we've fallen behind again with updates due to not enough hours in the day! The float coat was laid up with Richard Toogood (Prince's Foundation) a fortnight ago and has since received its final lime skim coat, and is now just awaiting its coats of paint before the [...]

February 2017

Read Falconer Emma’s Article

2017-02-15T09:37:34+00:00 Falconers Diary, Latest News|

Our own Emma McLachlan was interviewed about vulture conservation and her work at Muncaster for The Female Falconers' Club. A transcript is below, or have a look at the original post here  Nature's Clean Up Crew by Emma McLachlan I stand in a beautiful wildflower meadow, the bumblebees are working hard and the summer chatter [...]

Volunteer Week 6th-10th March

2017-03-15T14:50:08+00:00 Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

Just a heads-up that we're having a Volunteer Week during w/c 6th March, for current volunteers and for anyone who's interested to come along and meet us. This is for spring-cleaning mostly, ahead of the Castle opening for the main season. Please contact Bron or Sharon at the Castle (01229 717614 or via info[at]