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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    18-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    19-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    19-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

20
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    20-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    20-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

21
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    21-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    21-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

22
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    22-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    22-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

23
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    23-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    23-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

24
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    24-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    24-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

25
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    25-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    25-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    26-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    26-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

27
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    27-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    27-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    28-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    28-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    29-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    29-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    30-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    30-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    31-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    31-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    18-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    19-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    19-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

20
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    20-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    20-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    21-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    21-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

22
  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    22-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    22-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    23-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    23-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    24-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    24-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    25-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    25-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    26-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    26-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    27-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    27-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    28-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    28-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    29-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    29-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    30-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    30-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Discover the Vikings
    10:00 -16:30
    31-08-19

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, UK

    A unique collaboration that spans a continent, The Beacon is proud to host Discover the Vikings, an exclusive Viking themed exhibition, from 29 June until 29 September.

    Set to delight locals and tourists alike, this unique combination of artefacts, replicas and digital interactives unearths the North of England’s rich Norse heritage.
    Discover the Vikings is an amalgamation of two of The JORVIK Group’s touring exhibitions, Valhalla and Heroes.

    Valhalla explores life and death in Viking Britain through 1,000-year-old artefacts and a replica boat dressed for a ship burial.

    In Heroes, learn what the archaeological evidence can reveal about this heroic age through human remains bearing the battle injuries of a warrior. Step inside a Viking tent for the full atmospheric experience, smells and all!

    The Beacon Museum’s permanent exhibition includes a vital clue in the Norse story of West Cumbria. Recent studies on the Beckermet Norse hoard, found in 2014, have revealed that the silver ingots originated from all across mainland Europe, even containing traces of Islamic dirham coins; proof if any were needed that the Norsemen connected our region to a global trading network.

    Opening times

    • Tuesday to Saturday (plus Mondays during school holidays) 10:00am – 4:30pm
    • Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
    • Last entry 3:45pm

    Tickets

    • Adult £6.50
    • Concessions £5.25
    • Child £3.25
    • Under 3s free of charge
    • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children)

    Discover the Vikings is suitable for visitors of all ages. For more information, related events, workshops and other activities, please see thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or check the Beacon’s social media pages.

  • ‘The Three Graces’ Castle Exhibition
    12:00 -16:00
    31-08-19

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK

    Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, UK
    Muncaster Castle Three Graces Exhibition

    From August 19th through to September 2nd, Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women.
    Talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family history of Iona Frost-Pennington, the current owner.

    Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander had three daughters: Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana. Because of their beauty, wit and accomplishments, these three sisters were known by their contemporaries as “The Three Graces”. Georgiana is Iona’s great-great-great grandmother.

    The Castle’s public rooms will showcase the lives of the Sheridan sisters with costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament, songs and poems by Helen, and the story of Caroline’s determination in challenging the lack of legal rights for women.

    A replica of Georgiana’s Queen of Beauty dress for Iona’s daughter, Isla, is being made for the Exhibition which, when not being modelled by Georgiana’s 4x great granddaughter, will be on display.

    The exhibition is available at no extra charge to holders of general admittance tickets including Castle entry and free to Friends of Muncaster. It is open daily with the Castle’s public rooms from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Find out more and buy entry tickets online with 15% discount.

    Image credit: The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery

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