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Historical Event, Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Medieval Muncaster

Medieval Muncaster


Over the bank holiday weekend, Muncaster returns to the 15th century with the Red Wyvern re-enactment society. Think history is dusty and boring? Think again; Medieval Muncaster brings the past to life with enthusiastic and knowledgeable re-enactors from the time of the Wars of the Roses..

We welcome back the Red Wyvern Clifford Household re-enactment group with scenes from the life and times of folk from the medieval period and the Wars of the Roses.

With a scenario built around Muncaster’s place in the history of these times, find out how men were armed, go to Knight School, watch a siege re-enactment and find out what daily life was like for our ancestors from this period.

With knowledgeable and enthusiastic participants setting up their camp on the Castle lawns, this event runs over the three days of the August bank holiday weekend.

Also at Medieval Muncaster over the bank holiday weekend;
Independent Adventure are here with have-a-go at archery sessions for adults and children aged 8+ on the Castle lawns.

PLUS we’re hoping for a repeat of last year’s Ancient v. Modern archery talk and demonstration with the Independent Adventure staff joining forces with the Red Wyvern’s archers to compare modern bows and equipment with their counterparts in medieval weaponry.

Albert Harvey the Medieval Alchemist will be here for the weekend with his potions and medieval wizardry. Find out what alchemy is, what role the alchemist fulfilled in the community of his time and how alchemy forms part of the history of modern chemistry and medicine.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

We recommend visitors with disabilities contact us before their arrival for advice.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017


Adults £11.00
Child £5.50 under 5’s free.
Group rate adult £8.00 Group rate Child £4.50


CA18 1RQ



Plan route to Muncaster Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 103963  Lat: 54.35432 Long: -3.38167

Located 1 mile south of Ravenglass on the A595. Follow signs for the Western Lake District from junction 36 of the M6 motorway. SatNav CA18 1RD.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Ravenglass station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

We recommend visitors with disabilities contact us before their arrival for advice.

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