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 and that the site is open weekends only Feb-Easter and Nov-Christmas) 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.

Friends  memberships can only be purchased online, run for a year from the date of purchase and are not available in conjunction with other offers.

Friends of Muncaster Prices

Adult Friend (covering one named adult plus one child)
•  £37 (with 15% online discount £31.45)
Family Friends (for two named adults and up to three children)
•  £73 (with 15% online discount £62.05)

When purchasing online, you can opt for continuous repayment at the point of payment, so that the Friends membership will be renewed automatically on the same card next year. If you opt for continuous repayment, you will still receive a reminder of the membership falling due. See our continuous repayment terms here. Continuous repayment customers will not receive a new card on renewal, please note, as the original one will be extended.

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 2019
Owls By Moonlight – weekends in March and December. Friends enter their membership ref in the promotional code field when buying online for 10% discount.
Teddies Go Free at Easter 19th-22nd April – FREE entry to Friends
Food & Drink Festival, 4th-6th May – FREE entry to Friends
Festival of Fools 26th-28th May – FREE entry to Friends
Medieval Muncaster 24th to 26th Aug – FREE entry to Friends
Halloween Week, 25th-27th Oct and 31st Oct to 2nd Nov – FREE general entry to Friends with 50% discount off full prices on Halloween Castle Tours. Enter your membership number in the promotional code field when buying online.
Afternoon Teas through main season plus Valentines, Mothers Day and Christmas Teas – Friends enter their membership ref in the promotional code field when buying adult tickets online for a discount equating to the entry element. Children’s tea tickets at Friends rates can be booked via the box office on 01229 717614. Please note that the Friends’ price for main season and Mother’s Day teas is the same for adults and children, as the food element is the same for both, and slightly less for children for the Christmas tea, as the adult price includes mulled wine.