UPDATE: Castlerock Museum will be closed for the foreseeable future due to the high rise in coronavirus cases in the area. We will reopen when the conditions are safer. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2020 SPECIAL EVENTS

For the latest news on museum events, check out Castlerock Museum on Facebook!

Castlerock Arms and Armor Facebook Page

Upcoming Major Events:

Fire in the Shire - CANCELLED due to Coronavirus concerns.
Saturday, June 13th from 10am-5pm
A day full of colorful exhibits, demonstrations, food, and family fun. Highlights include medieval reenactors, swordsmanship demonstrations, and more! Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and half price for those in period dress (weapons must be sheathed and peace-tied). Check out the museum's Facebook page or www.fireintheshire.com in the coming months for a complete list of events going on all over town.

Castlerock in the Park - CANCELLED due to Coronavirus concerns.
Saturday, July 18th from 1-5pm
An afternoon of family friendly fun for "Knights and Ladies" of all ages at Rieck's Lake Park. During the event, visitors can team up as a “Roman or Celt” in the children’s melee, try on chain mail and surcoats,interact medieval reenactors, and see displays of reproduction arms and armor. Concessions will be available as well.

Rieck’s Lake Park is located two miles north of Alma, Wisconsin on Highway 35. If activities at the park get rained out, we will set up what we can back at the museum. Check out the museum's Facebook page for the latest event information.

Lectures & Programs:
Most lectures and programs are held in the theater area on the museum's lower level accessible by stairs. Seating is limited. Contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or info@castlerockmuseum.com for reservations. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students, unless otherwise noted. Museum members receive a 50% discount on most events.

Meet the Vikings - CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.
Saturday, March 21st from 12-4pm
A celebration of all things "Viking." Reenactors will be on hand to answer questions about Viking history, culture, technology, clothing, and weapons. There will be a wide variety of reproduction weapons and several shields on display that visitors will be able to see up close. Demonstrations will show band weaving with a rigid heddle backstrap loom, spinning yarn with drop spindles, and how silver inlays were made in iron. Visitors can also see several actual Viking era artifacts on exhibit including a spangenhelm, chieftain’s sword, and Danish axe.

Fire in the Shire - CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.
Saturday, June 13th from 10am-5pm
A day full of colorful exhibits, demonstrations, food, and family fun. See Upcoming Major Events above for details.

Castlerock in the Park - CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.
Saturday, July 18th from 1-5pm
An afternoon of family friendly fun for "Knights and Ladies" of all ages at Rieck's Lake Park. See Upcoming Major Events above for details.

From Forest to Furniture - CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.
Sunday, September 27th from 12-4pm
Join woodworkers Tom Latane, Derek Olson, and Paul Nyborg as they demonstrate how furniture was made using medieval tools.

An Afternoon with Gary Schlosstein -CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.
Saturday, November 14th from 2-4pm
Museum founder Gary Schlosstein will take visitors on a walk around the museum, sharing stories behind some of the rare and fascinating artifacts in the museum’s collection. He will also point out and discuss many exciting new additions made in the past year. Admission for members is free.