Medieval weaponry comes alive at Muncaster Castle as it opens a Medieval Weapons Hall next month.

Muncaster Castle is promising an 'immersive' experience for visitors, allowing them to live out their knighthood fantasies in its newly built medieval weapons hall. 

Ewan Frost-Pennington, the present custodian of the castle that has been in his family for 800 years, says this next move is his 'biggest gamble'.

Mr Frost-Pennington, manager of operations at the castle, said: "My neck is definitely on the line!

"We can’t wait to show visitors this new attraction, I’m confident they will love it when it opens – but it’s taken a great deal of planning and hard work so I am definitely feeling the pressure!

"My mum who is also my boss doesn’t mess around!”

News and Star: Ewan Frost-Pennington and Iona Frost-Pennington in the under construction Weapons HallEwan Frost-Pennington and Iona Frost-Pennington in the under construction Weapons Hall (Image: Supplied)

The weapons hall is designed to provide a safe training ground for would-be knights, covering archery, crossbow skills, jousting, sword-fighting, and axe throwing, all under the watchful eyes of skilled trainers.

The hall promises a comprehensive knighthood experience, complete with purpose-built ranges for firing and throwing skills, a sword fighting cage, and a simulated 'jousting' arena.

Mr Frost-Pennington also teased the competitive spirit of the venue. He said: "We want people to come along with their family and friends and see if they have what it takes to become a Muncaster Knight!

“We hope they throw down the gauntlet to each other in a contest of skill and nerve – and most importantly have the best time possible in a fantastic, themed setting.”

Open to everyone, children aged eight and over will be able to join in the fun activities.

News and Star: Ewan helps out as work continues on The Weapons Hall Ewan helps out as work continues on The Weapons Hall (Image: Supplied)

Corporate events and private parties can also take place at the Weapons Hall which is due to open for the main visitor season starting on March 23.

Moreover, a medieval tavern and coffee bar will cater to the quenching needs of the visitors.

Each activity will last approximately one hour, including safety instructions and training, with bonus activities like sword fighting and jousting lasting around 15 minutes.

The Weapons Hall will also be part of a Medieval Experience Day, which will include a private owl flying session and a private tour of the castle, a new initiative rolled out this year.

For more information, please visit or check out their social media @theweaponshall.