Events 2018-01-07T16:25:55+00:00

Exciting events for 2018 – see below

This Week at Muncaster, it’s our winter closedown. We reopen from Saturday 10th February. See opening dates and times.

  • Owl flying at night

Owls by Moonlight 2018

Now available for early spring as well as next winter! A fantastic opportunity to visit Muncaster Castle in the evenings in March or in December before Christmas 2018 to enjoy an owl flying display [...]

  • Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea in the Castle 11th Mar 2018

A special Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Castle Drawing Room or the Billiard Room. Both these elegant rooms with their ornate plaster ceilings overlook the Castle lawns. A marvellous treat for [...]

  • teddies go free at easter muncaster castle

Teddies Go Free at Easter 30 Mar – 2 Apr 2018

Teddies go free! Free entry for every child with a teddy* over the Easter weekend 30th March - 2nd April 2018, Friday to Monday inclusive. Lots of teddy-based fun for all the family over [...]

  • Afternoon Teas in the Castle

Afternoon Teas in the Castle 2018

Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of Muncaster Castle's Billiard Room. This elegant room with feature panelling and ornate plaster ceiling overlooks the Castle lawns. What a fabulous gift! or why not treat yourself? [...]

  • Muncaster Food and Drink Festival

Cumberland Sausage Festival 5-7 May 2018

The 4th Sausage, Food and Drink Festival over May Day at Muncaster Castle! A three day celebration of good food, drink and all things Cumbrian, over the Bank Holiday weekend. With celebrity chefs, cookery demos, sausage [...]

  • Fool of Muncaster Audience

Muncaster Festival 27-29 May 2018

Come along and soak up the carnival atmosphere on the Castle front lawn with something for all the family. The festival culminates with the International Jesters Tournament held on the final day. Come along [...]

Colour Run at Muncaster Jul 8th 2018

Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria returns to Muncaster on Sunday July 8th 2018. Routes, starting time and indeed everything is TBD at this stage so save the date and look out [...]

  • Shakespeare at Muncaster Castle

Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream 5th Aug 2018

Shakespeare on the Lawn - Aug 5th 2018 Travelling company The Three Inch Fools return to Muncaster with a new production of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' on the Castle lawn. The production will start at 6pm. [...]

Picnic Cinema Aug 10th & 11th 2018

Films are TBC at this stage but Picnic Cinema WILL return to Muncaster for the weekend in August 2018 with two classic films on the big screen on the Castle front lawn and the [...]

  • Medieval Muncaster

Medieval Muncaster Aug 25th-27th 2018

Over the bank holiday weekend, Muncaster returns to the 15th century with the Red Wyvern re-enactment society. Think history is dusty and boring? Think again; Medieval Muncaster brings the past to life with enthusiastic [...]

  • Halloween at Muncaster

Halloween 23rd-28th Oct 2018

Dare you visit one of Britain's most haunted castles this Halloween?!  Please allow plenty of time to arrive, park and make your way into the gardens, particularly if you have booked a timed show. [...]

  • Christmas at Muncaster

Christmas Tea in the Castle 2018

NOW AVAILABLE for advance purchase for 2018! Come along for a festive Afternoon Tea in the run-up to Christmas this year! The ideal way to brighten those dark pre-Christmas days; meet by a roaring fire [...]

  • Muncaster Halloween Ghost Vigil

Scientific Ghost Vigil Nov 3rd 2018

There has been a growing demand from members of the public to work with the scientific vigil research team based here at Muncaster Castle, and as a result of this we offer public places [...]

  • Victorian Christmas

Christmas Victorian Tours for Schools

Available weekdays 26th November – 14th December 2018 Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Muncaster Castle and experience the life “below stairs” of Lord Muncaster’s staff. While Lord & Lady Muncaster are out lunching, Mrs Gordon the [...]

Festive on the Wild Side 26 Nov-14 Dec 2018

For groups this Christmas, we are offering a joint package with Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway . This includes entry to Muncaster Gardens and a guided tour of the Castle decorated for Christmas. Then you [...]

  • Muncaster Derwent Photography

Pennington Ancestors Tour 12-18 May 2019

If you would be interested in joining the Pennington Ancestors Tour, please contact us. A unique opportunity to visit Muncaster Castle and the Lake District as guests of Iona and Peter Frost Pennington, the [...]