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March 2017

Hawk and Owl Centre – March 2017

2017-03-18T19:49:05+00:00 Falconers Diary, Hot News, Latest News|

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 [...]

Library renovations update, 1st March

2017-03-16T14:25:49+00:00 Building Manager's Blog, Hot News, 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

Spring beginning to spring!

2017-03-08T14:05:57+00:00 Gardener's Diary, Hot News, Latest News|

With daffodils, snowdrops, and the first rhododendrons beginning to lighten the days again, its a perfect time to come and enjoy the gardens.....with the garden staff busy continuing with the massive job of winter pruning and Annie making use of the first blooms for vases in and around the Estate.  Of course, you might [...]

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]

Rocking Horse Renovations

2017-02-14T15:35:53+00:00 Castle Curators Diary, Hot News, 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 [...]

January 2017

February 2017