World Owl Centre
The World Owl Centre™ within the gardens of Muncaster Castle is the headquarters of the World Owl Trust. This registered charity is widely acknowledged as the world's leading owl conservation organisation. Large and small, fierce and friendly, beautiful and strange, owls are wonders of wildlife. Here you will find one of the largest collections of these thrilling birds of prey in existence.
The Trust promotes scientific research, habitat creation and restoration, nest box scheme and a breeding programme. The Trust is also committed to education for all and spreading the message of conservation and biodiversity as a whole.
The Trust re-habilitates injured owls and other wildlife until they are fit to be released to the wild. This free of charge service is provided from the wildlife hospital here at Muncaster
The centre is home to a diverse range - from bizarre fish owls to diminutive pygmy owls which are not much bigger than a sparrow and has more than 40 different types of these magnificent Owls on display for you to wonder and enjoy. The World Owl Centre™ is open every day (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) and entry is included in your Gardens ticket.
For more information on the World Owl Trust see http://www.owls.org/
A portion of the entry fee goes to the World Owl Trust from every visitor and so you're not only helping to maintain a majestic piece of history with the Castle and Gardens (as we're a 'not-for-profit' company), you're helping to support the vital conservation work of the World Owl Trust.
Make sure you are around for the daily Wild Heron Feed at 4pm and see the spectacle of the Wild Herons while listening to a keeper explain the origins of the happy hour.
A Worldwide Organisation
Through its network of volunteer representatives the trust intend to educate about Owl conservation on a global scale.