Muncaster bluebell woods are really fine right now, well worth a visit if you can. Here for the Sausage Festival this weekend? Take time out for a wander up through the woodland. You'll be glad you did.
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 [...]
The Estates building maintenance team needs a joiner and the grounds maintenance team are recruiting for a gardener. See more information plus how to apply for both of these vacancies. Closing date for applications in both cases is April 7th, please note.
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 [...]
Myself and Emma have had a busy couple of months! In February’s blog I mentioned that there will be new additions to the Hawk and Owl Centre, we’ve chosen our new human team to join the centre and are really looking forward to them starting as of next week. It’s very exciting and it shows [...]
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 [...]
As of 8th March, we're delighted to be able to offer our fabulous Hawk Walks again, as DEFRA has lifted the avian flu prevention measures in our area. These are on offer daily (subject to availability) at 2.15pm until the 23rd March inclusive. Thereafter, until 25th October, the Hawk Walk will be at 3:15pm. Find [...]
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 [...]
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]muncaster.co.uk)