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St Fagans: National History Museum

What’s On July – September 2013

www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Events Talks & Tours Family Fun 7– 8 September Food Festival

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St Fagans: National History Museum

Sat 27 – Sun 28 July 11am – 4pm

Fishing Weekend From fly fishing to larvae nets, pond-dipping to cooking fish, there’s plenty to see at the Museum this weekend, including world casting champion Hywel Morgan!

July Sun 7 July, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Summer Pruning of Figs Come along to find out how to make your figs more productive. Thurs 11 July 2pm – 3pm (English) 3pm – 4pm (Welsh)

Behind the Scenes: What Lies Beneath What did our ancestors wear beneath their clothing? Uncover the hidden secrets of the textile collection. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Max 12 people.

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Thurs 18 July, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Thinning Grapes

Find out how to improve your grape harvest at the Vinery. Sat 20 July, 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Quilt Club

Sat 20 July, 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club Join our book group to discuss Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. A multi-award winning fictionalized biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII.

Bring your own projects along or start something brand new at the Quilting Club!

St Fagans: National History Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Come along to the dye garden by the Woollen Mill to find out more. Sun 21 July, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees Find out how to prune your fruit tree at Llwyn yr Eos.

Tues 23 – Thurs 25 July 11am & 3pm (Welsh) 12pm & 2pm (English)

Tudor Sports

Visit the cockpit to hear about the sports of the Tudors, including Welsh wrestling, cnapan and cockfighting. Thurs 25 – Fri 26 July 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Art of Defence: Make a Shield Mon 22 July 2pm – 3pm (English) 3pm – 4pm (Welsh)

Behind the Scenes: Penrhiw Chapel Learn how people have used Penrhiw Chapel to worship, teach and learn about their beliefs since 1777.

Family arts and crafts session to find out about Iron Age shields and how to make your own. Sat 27 July, 10am – 5pm

Meet the Woodcarvers Meet the friendly woodcarvers demonstrating their craft.

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Travel back in time to one of the world’s best openair museums. St Fagans has moved and re-built over 40 original historic buildings to show you how the people of Wales have lived, worked, played and worshipped through the ages. Opening times Daily, 10am-5pm (except 24, 25, 26 December & 1 January). Free admission. For more details on our full events programme and to sign-up for our e-newsletter, visit www.museumwales.ac.uk St Fagans: National History Museum St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6XB Phone: (029) 2057 3500 or 0300 111 2 333 (charged at local rate) Details correct at time of printing. Please contact us before making a special journey.

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Ask the Gardener: Learn all about dye plants

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Sat 20 July, 2pm – 3pm

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St Fagans: National History Museum

August Fri 1 August, 9pm Thurs 15 August, 8.30pm Thurs 29 August, 8pm

Tues 6 – Thurs 8 August Tues 13 – Thurs 15 August Tues 20 – Thurs 22 August From 11am

Twilight Bat Walks

Nature Activities

Take a closer look at the wonderful variety of wildlife at St Fagans Museum. Throughout August there will be a range of nature activities, including trails, walks, talks and more! Find out which activities are available on the day of your visit at reception or daily on Twitter: @Nature_StFagans

Thurs 1 – Fri 2 August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Summer Art Cart

Fabulous fun with family arts and crafts. Sat 3 August, 11am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 3.30pm

Edible or Deadly

Join an exciting after-dark journey around the Museum to find bats. Wear sensible clothing and bring a torch and a flask – if you like. Tickets for this activity are £3 for adults, £2 for children. Parking for this activity is free. Walk starts at the main entrance at the start time. Duration: 1.5hrs. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Foraging activity for families to look at wild plants which are either edible or deadly. Sun 4 August, 2pm – 4pm

Film Club: Hedd Wyn (1992) Welsh anti-war biopic. Based on the life of Hedd Wyn (born Ellis Humphrey Evans), a Welsh language poet who was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele in World War I. Mon 5 – Fri 9 August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Summer Art Cart

Fabulous fun with family arts and crafts.

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St Fagans: National History Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Sun 4 August, 11am – 4pm

St Fagans Castle Garden Fête

Summer garden fêtes were popular events at Victorian and Edwardian country houses and were held at St Fagans Castle in the 1900s. Come and explore life in this period for servants and gentry. Enjoy and take part in all sorts of events.

Thurs 8 August 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Summer on the Herbaceous Border

Mon 12 – Fri 16 August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Tues 13 August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Fabulous fun with family arts and crafts.

As long as people have made string, they have plied, knotted and braided it to make it longer, stronger or just more decorative! Join us to learn some ancient skills that you can use at home.

Summer Art Cart

How to get the best out of your herbaceous border. Sat 10 August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Woodland Working

Thurs 15 August 2pm – 3pm (English) 3pm – 4pm (Welsh)

What did our ancestors use and make from the forest? Sat 10 – Sun 11 August 10am – 5pm

17th Century Life at St Fagans

Visit the Marcher Stuarts tented village to discover crafts, equipment and weapons of the time and talk to the mercenary soldiers and their families.

Braids from the Past

Mon 12 & Wed 14 August 11am & 3pm (Welsh) 12pm & 2pm (English)

Guided Tour: Trader’s House

Behind the Scenes: Bardic Chairs See the Museum’s bardic chair collection led by Sioned Williams. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Max 10 people. Suitable for age 10+.

Explore St Fagans’ newest addition and find out more about the seafaring Welsh of the Tudor age. 5

St Fagans: National History Museum

August Mon 19, Wed 21 & Fri 23 August, 11am, 12pm, 2pm (English) 3pm (Welsh)

Guided Tour: St Teilo’s Church Fri 16 August 11am & 3pm (Welsh) 12pm & 2pm (English)

Guided Tour: Haverfordwest House

Explore St Fagans’ newest addition and find out more about the seafaring Welsh of the Tudor age.

A tour of the building’s colouful murals and fine carvings.

Mon 19 – Fri 23 August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Summer Art Cart

Fabulous fun with family arts and crafts.

Sat 24 August 11am – 4pm

Sounds of St Fagans: A Day of Music Enjoy sweet melodies in and around the buildings, performed by an array of talented Welsh musicians. Sat 24 – Mon 26 August 10am – 5pm

Bank Holiday Fun! Thurs 22 August 2pm – 3pm Sat 17 – Sun 18 August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Pen-blwydd Hapus Blaenwaun!

Learn more about this little post office from rural Wales on the anniversary of its move to the Museum.

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Guided Tour: Kennixton Farmstead A tour of this farmstead including barn, calf pens and the story of the family who lived in the farmhouse from 1600 to 1952. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Max 12 people.

A fun-filled weekend of activities and workshops. Mon 26 – Fri 30 August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Summer Art Cart

Fabulous fun with family arts and crafts.

St Fagans: National History Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

September Sat 7 – Sun 8 September 10am – 5pm

Food Festival

Take some stalls showcasing the finest Welsh foods and drinks, add a healthy helping of history, mix it up with free admission and serve it all in our unique open-air setting! This is the perfect recipe for a mouth-watering food festival.

Sat August 31 – Sun 1 September

Fri 6 September 11am – 1pm

Meet the Muzzleloaders

Decorating the Chapel

The Monmouthshire branch of the Muzzleloaders displaying ancient weapons. Members will chat to visitors and answer any questions fired at them!

A Harvest display in Penrhiw Chapel with produce and flowers from the estate and grounds.

Sat 7 September 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Pruning and Training Roses Pruning climbing roses is easy when you know how.

Thurs 5 September, 2pm – 3pm (English) 3pm – 4pm (Welsh)

Behind the Scenes: The Servants Quarters Join curator Mared McAleavey for a tour of the servants’ quarters at St Fagans Castle. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Max 10 people. 7

St Fagans: National History Museum

September Sat 7 – Sun 8 September 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Autumn Foods in the Iron Age

Find out what’s bubbling on the cauldron and learn how Iron Age peoples made their food last all winter.

Sun 8 September, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Grapes for sale! Taste some of our grapes at the Vinery and buy a bunch to take home. Sun 15 September 2pm – 3pm

Sat 28 September 11am – 1pm

On the weekend that Owain Glyndwˆr made himself the Prince of Wales in 1400, Museum craftsman Geraint Thomas tells the story of this rebel prince’s fight for an independent Wales.

Bring along your own craft project and exchange ideas.

Talk: Owain Glyndŵr

Sat 7 – Sun 8 September 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Tudor Tastes: Cooking in the Age Henry of VIII

A taste of the past to coincide with the St Fagans Food Fair. Awaken your senses at Haverfordwest House Tudor kitchen while dinner’s on the fire. Sun 8 September 3pm – 4pm

Thanksgiving Service Welsh language Thanksgiving Service, Penrhiw Chapel, held by Cardiff Unitarians. All welcome. 8

Sat 21 September 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club Join our book group to discuss Allen Raine’s recently re-issued novel A Welsh Witch.

Knit & Sew Group

Sat 28 – Sun 29 September 10am – 5pm

Glamorgan Iron Horse Vintage Machinery

Glamorgan Iron Horse Society display their vintage farm machinery.

Sat 21 – Sun 22 September 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Iron Smelting Watch us tackle this highlyskilled and dangerous task – making beautiful metal objects using fire and ore.

St Fagans: National History Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333


St Fagans: National History Museum What's On July - September 2013