Roman Muncaster Exhibition

Roman Muncaster Exhibition

From 26th March 2022

The story of Romans in and around the Muncaster Parish.
Through artefacts discovered recently and long ago, learn about what the Romans were doing in this area and gain an insight into their lives.
Hear an interview with Dr Roger Tomlin about the large engraved tablet discovered in the castle gardens.
See the Lowside Quarter Coin Hoard, kindly on loan from Daniel Boakes and Justin Bell, and a replica of a diploma of national importance from Ravenglass Fort.
Test your skills in Roman mathematics and Latin, discover your Roman name, and challenge a friend to a game of Latrunculi.

This Exhibition is part of this year’s Hadrian’s Wall 1900 festivities celebrating this landmark anniversary. Join us at the castle, the start of the Hadrianic Frontier sitting within two World Heritage Sites, and begin your journey to Roman Muncaster.

To find out more about the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival, click below:


Entry included with standard Castle Entry Tickets (Visitors with access requirements please get in touch before booking).


Roman Muncaster educational tour now available for school groups. Find out more below.


Funcaster Family Festival

Funcaster Fools Festival

Funcaster Fools Festival Sat May 28th to Mon 30th May 2022

Come and soak up the carnival atmosphere on the lawns surrounding the castle with something for all the family.

Enjoy mirth, mayhem and tomfoolery all weekend long as the Fools take over… anything could happen!

Fabulous fun & frivolity with Circus Sensible including circus skills workshops, crazy mini golf with Rag Tag Arts, Professor Pumpernickel, Bouncy Castle obstacle course, giant garden games, face painting and more!


Queens Jubilee Celebrations

Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Thursday June 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022

Join the Jubilee celebrations with your family & friends at Muncaster.

Enjoy a picnic amongst the red, white & blue flags and bunting as we mirror the national celebrations for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Don’t miss our special exhibition inside the castle in tribute to our beloved monarch.

Exhibition: Her Majesty the Queen 7 May – 30 June

Celebrating our beloved Monarch in her Platinum Jubilee year with a series of displays in the castle showing memorabilia from her Coronation.

See the Official Souvenir Program from Her Majesty’s Coronation.

Discover magazines, newspaper articles, photos and well wishes throughout the castle which encapsulate the excitement of 1953.

Included with standard Castle Entry Tickets.
7th May – 30th June with special focus 2nd – 5th June.


Three Inch Foold The Gunpowder Plot

The Three Inch Fools - The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot July 22nd 2022

The Three Inch Fools return to Muncaster to deliver another brilliant outdoor theatrical experience suitable for all the family on the castle lawns.

The performance begins at 7pm with the gates opening at 5pm for picnicking.

Get your tickets before 1st June to catch an early bird discount.


Race The Tide

Race The Tide

Race The Tide August 12th – 14th 2022

The Lake District’s friendliest adventure race, battling the mud and various obstacles along the way, including quite a lot of water! Oh and did we mention… there is a great party and ceilidh afterwards!

Find out more and enter at or just come along for a great day out then watch the start of the race mid-afternoon after the Sky Hunters display.

For further details and to book tickets please visit the link below:


Medieval Muncaster

Medieval Muncaster

Saturday 27th  – Monday 29th August 2022

The Red Wyvern re-enactment society return to Muncaster to live as our 15th century medieval ancestors once did.

Think history is dusty and boring? Think again! An annual Muncaster favourite.


Halloween Week at Muncaster Castle

Halloween Week 2022

Halloween Festival (Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October 2022 inclusive)

Join us for the scariest week of the year!

Spooky or scary fun for all the family including another bespoke Halloween castle theatrical show from our Muncaster Fools.

Dare you enter the Scary Maze, explore the ghostly gardens and more.
Further details and this year’s theme will be revealed soon.




Muncaster Orienteering Course

A navigation challenge for all abilities.

Orienteering packs are available from the Main Gate and Bird Box Gift Shop, they cost £5. The pack contains an orienteering map, pencil, instructions, and control scorecard.

The map uses standard orienteering symbols to show the castle grounds and surrounding woodland. There are 16 checkpoints to locate and visit, you can aim to visit some or all of them during your visit to Muncaster. To visit all the controls involves covering a distance of about 4km.

There is a number at each control, corresponding to the number on the map. There is also a code letter that you can record on your scorecard.

This is a great team-building activity for families!

In Our Group

Muncaster Castle
Muncaster Castle
& Gardens
Coachman's Quarters
Coachman's Quarters
Muncaster Self Catering
Pennington Hotel
The Pennington Hotel
Sella Park Country House Hotel
Sella Park Country House Hotel
Calder Bridge
Muncaster Cottages
Muncaster Cottages

Getting Here

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