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October 2017

Volunteer Week in the Castle begins 13th Nov 2017

2017-10-30T11:40:29+00:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

Volunteer Week at Muncaster begins the 13th of November 2017. This is when the Castle is closed to the public and we are able to focus on our many conservation jobs. Our volunteers love this time of year as they are able to help with creating new displays, cataloguing the collection and assisting in the [...]

September 2017

Hawk and Owl Centre – September 2017

2017-11-19T20:33:09+00:00Falconers Diary, Latest News|

Swifts, Barn Swallows and Martins have all gone. Corvids and starlings are grouping up. Fieldfares and Redwings are eating berries. Leaves are turning a crisp burnt caramel. This can only mean one thing; autumn is officially here. I love the transition of seasons and so do our birds in the Centre. All of our birds have worked [...]

August 2017

July 2017

Hawk and Owl Centre – July 2017

2017-09-01T17:32:49+00:00Falconers Diary, Latest News|

Apologies for the late post, it’s been a very busy month for us here at Muncaster Hawk and Owl Centre. Inspection time Every zoological/animal organisation that is open to the public undergoes a zoo licensing inspection. This inspection looks into everything from animal care in the collection to the paper work side of things. We [...]

Lake District becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site

2018-05-14T09:50:57+00:00Latest News|

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 [...]

Azaleas herald the summer

2017-08-01T16:51:23+00:00Gardener's Diary, Latest News|

Although there's always something new in the gardens with each season, Muncaster's flowering plants and shrubs are definitely at their best in the spring, with the camelias and early rhododendrons kicking off as early as January. The azaleas (pictured here) conclude the show and herald the arrival of summer. With thanks to local accommodation provider [...]

June 2017

Muncaster on the TV

2017-11-01T02:15:46+00:00Muncaster Estates Blog, Castle Curators Diary, Latest News, Press and Media|

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 [...]