Muncaster is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation and so the support of our Friends community helps us to maintain and restore this historic landscape and iconic Castle for future generations to come.
As a valued Friend, you’ll have unlimited access to the Castle and Gardens whenever we are open to the public (please note that we close in January and early February for essential maintenance) so you can experience the wonders of nature in all seasons. With the dramatic backdrop of the Western Lake District fells, the scenery is ever changing and Friends come again and again to relish in this historic and beautiful landscape. Memberships run for a year from the date of purchase.
Friends of Muncaster Prices
Adult Friend (covering one named adult plus one child)
• on-the-door price: £36
• online price (with 15% discount): £30.60
Family Friends (for two named adults and up to three children)
• on-the-door price £70
• online price (with 15% discount): £59.50
Online purchasers can opt for continuous repayment at the point of payment, so that the Friends membership will be renewed automatically on the same card next year. If you opt for this, you will still receive a reminder of the membership falling due. See our continuous repayment terms here. Continuous repayment customers will not receive a new card on renewal, please note, as the original one will be extended.
Note that day visitors who have paid at the gate or bought general entry tickets online can upgrade to Friends membership onsite on the day and offset their entry ticket price up to the value of Friends membership. Ask at Main Gate, Reception or the gift shops for assistance with this.
We look forward to welcoming you here soon.
Friends of Muncaster fringe benefits
Your Friends membership allows you to bring in additional family and friends at our prevailing group rate (20-30% off the gate price or see the group rates page) and also comes with a great package of discounts so you can treat yourselves, including money off at the Castle’s shops and cafes and at our hotels plus other attractions and services. View the Ts and Cs including our cancellation policy and current list of fringe benefits.
You’ll also receive free entry or discounts for some of our special events – see below for details.
NB! Some of the great activities we stage at Muncaster are only possible with the assistance of partner organisations, grant aid and commercial sponsors and therefore we cannot always offer discounts to Friends. Thank you for your understanding.
Teddies Go Free at Easter 30th Mar-2nd Apr 2018 – FREE entry to Friends
Cumberland Sausage Festival, 5th-7th May 2018 – FREE entry to Friends
Muncaster Festival 27th-29th May 2018 – FREE entry to Friends
Colour Run for Hospice at Home 8th Jul – FREE entry to spectate to Friends, entry tickets for the Run from Hospice at Home West Cumbria
Shakespeare on the lawn; A Midsummer Night’s Dream 5th Aug – partnership event with 10% discount to Friends. Enter your membership number in the promotional code field when buying online.
Picnic Cinema 10th & 11th Aug – partnership event with 10% discount to Friends. Enter your membership number in the promotional code field when buying online.
Medieval Muncaster 26th to 28th Aug – FREE entry to Friends
Halloween Week 2018, 23rd-28th Oct – FREE general entry to Friends with 50% discount off full prices on Castle Ghost Tours. Enter your membership number in the promotional code field when buying online.
Afternoon Teas and Hawk Walks, through main season plus Mothers Day and Christmas Teas – Friends enter their membership ref in the promotional code field when buying online for a discount equating to the entry element off adult tickets. NB The price net of entry is the same for adults and children for these experiences.
Owls By Moonlight – 10% discount. Friends enter their membership ref in the promotional code field when buying online.