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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

Krankenhaus Festival Press Release 18th July 2019

2019-07-27T10:03:01+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

British Sea Power present Krankenhaus Festival 6-8 September 2019 at Muncaster Castle, near Ravenglass, Cumbria, UK Music. Falcons. Beer bar. Fully functioning light railway. Featuring British Sea Power • Snapped Ankles • Bo Ningen • Squid • the Pictish Trail • Modern  Ovens • Celestial North • Steven Morris (New Order) • Will Burns and [...]

BearGanza Grand Opening Press Release

2019-07-27T10:18:00+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

PRESS RELEASE : TEDDY BEAR TAKEOVER AT MUNCASTER CASTLE BEARGANZA OFFICIALLY OPENED BY FOOL OF MUNCASTER Over 80 Teddy Bears have successfully stormed Muncaster Castle and are now enjoying living there along with the slightly bearwildered Pennington Family, who have previously held the Castle on their own for well over 800 years. To celebrate their [...]

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

Great writeup for the Western Lake District in the Guardian

2019-07-16T14:21:38+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

The Guardian's writer visited our area by train on a car-free visit organised by Cumbria Tourism, was a guest at our sister property the Pennington and visited Muncaster, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Eskdale Mill and other neighbouring attractions, as well as taking in some of our loveliest local walking such as Dalegarth Falls and Drigg [...]

Dogs Monthly mention for Muncaster

2019-07-16T14:22:20+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

There's a mention for Muncaster from Dogs Monthly Magazine's feature Heritage Hounds, dog-friendly days out at heritage properties with Cumbria's Living Heritage - read the article here. There's lots more on the website about bringing your dog to Muncaster - where everyone's Heritage Hounds are welcome with a few rules for everyone's comfort and safety [...]

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 [...]