Castle Curators Diary

What’s happening in the Castle – collections news, archive work, special exhibition updates, preparations for celebrations and private parties – the Castle team’s work is varied to say the least. Find out what’s new, what makes up our day – and what makes our day – here.

August 2019

The Three Graces Grand Opening Press Release

2019-08-27T14:17:00+01:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News, Press and Media|

PRESS RELEASE - “THE THREE GRACES” A queen of beauty A feminist social reformer A literary talent Download the press release in PDF format Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women. For over 800 years, talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family tree of Iona Frost-Pennington, [...]

July 2019

Castle Saturday opening over summer

2019-10-03T09:03:57+01:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

Please note, the Castle's public rooms will be open on Saturday i.e. seven days including Saturday, when they’re usually closed - on Saturday 13th, 20th and 27th July plus 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August. This means the Bearganza teddy bear display in the Castle will also be available to view on the 13th, 20th [...]

June 2019

Normandy Landings Exhibition in the Castle

2019-07-10T15:41:05+01:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

Throughout the year we stage exhibitions in the Castle using visiting material plus from the Castle's own archives, giving visitors chance to see items not usually on display. The Normandy Landings 75th anniversary exhibition runs from 6th to 10th June 2019 and displays what was happening at Muncaster around this time, plus in the surrounding [...]

May 2019

Gacko is Fool of Muncaster 2019

2019-07-16T14:24:13+01:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

2019 Fool of Muncaster is Gacko, AKA Gary Bridgens from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. Gary has been performing at Muncaster for many years now, giving great service to the art of Tomfoolery and is a true Muncaster stalwart. He has spent years entertaining folk both in Cumbria and all over the UK, as well as being [...]

January 2019

July 2018

Castle Saturday Opening in summer

2018-08-25T17:44:22+01:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

Please note that the Castle interior will be open 12 noon to 4pm on the following Saturdays in the school summer holidays, as well as Sunday to Friday 12 noon to 4pm as usual. Saturday 28th July Saturday 4th August Saturday 11th August Saturday 18th August and Saturday 25th August (August Bank Holiday weekend) See Opening [...]

October 2017

Castle Curators Team Volunteer Week 13th Nov

2017-11-19T13:55:44+01:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

Volunteer Week at Muncaster begins the 13th of November 2017 and runs for seven days through to Sunday 19th November. This is when the Castle is closed to the public and we are able to focus on our many conservation jobs. Our volunteers love this time of year as they are able to help with [...]

Volunteer Week in the Castle begins 13th Nov 2017

2017-10-30T11:40:29+01:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News|

Volunteer Week at Muncaster begins the 13th of November 2017. This is when the Castle is closed to the public and we are able to focus on our many conservation jobs. Our volunteers love this time of year as they are able to help with creating new displays, cataloguing the collection and assisting in the [...]

July 2017

June 2017

Muncaster on the TV

2017-11-01T02:15:46+01:00Muncaster Estates Blog, Castle Curators Diary, Latest News, Press and Media|

Muncaster is featuring in a fly-on-the-wall documentary for Channel 4. This was filmed over 2016 and is being screened on More4 from July 4th at 9pm. Images of Muncaster and the area show up throughout the series but look out for Muncaster particularly in these three episodes; July 11th is about the restoration of the [...]