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 from 1st Dec 2016

Adult Friend (covering one named adult plus one child)
• on-the-door price: £36
• online price (with 15% discount): £30.60
• pay now, sign up for renewal by direct debit next year: £30
Family Friends (for two named adults and up to three children)
• on-the-door price £70
• online price (with 15% discount): £59.50
• pay now, sign up for renewal by direct debit next year: £50

NB! To get the direct debit rate, you will need to complete the direct debit paperwork which takes a few minutes. Do this on your next visit to us to get this rate, which is our best price at the current time (even cheaper than online!).

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.

In 2017
Teddies Go Free at Easter 14th-17th Apr 2017 – FREE entry to Friends, incl up to 3 children free with a Family pass or one per Adult pass, plus additional people at group rate.
Cumberland Sausage Festival, 29th Apr-1st May 2017 – FREE entry to Friends
Muncaster Festival 28th-30th May 2017 – FREE entry to Friends
Medieval Muncaster 26th to 28th Aug – FREE entry to Friends
Race The Tide 26th Aug – FREE entry to Friends to spectate, entry tickets via Race The Tide website.
Halloween Week 2017, 26-31st 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 ValentinesMothers 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.