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St Fagans National History Museum

April – September 2014

Events Demonstrations Talks & Tours Family Fun www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333 1

St Fagans National History Museum

April

Sat 5 April, 1.30 – 3.30pm

Volunteering at St Fagans

See how volunteers are making a difference at St Fagans. Learn about the interesting and rewarding opportunities on offer and how you can get involved.

Sat 5 April, 11am – 1pm

Thurs 10 April, 2 – 3pm

Bring along your own craft project and exchange ideas.

For National Bread Week, learn about our bread ovens on site. Max 10 people. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Knit & Sew Group

Wed 9 & Sat 19 April 2 – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Planting Heritage Potatoes Learn how to plant potatoes and the heritage varieties we keep.

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Talk: Bread

Sat 12 April 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Ask the Gardener: Spring Greens A guided foraging walk, with a chance to cook and taste what we gather from

the woods and hedgerows. Waterproofs and sturdy footwear advised. Suitable age 12+. £2 per person, places limited, booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Sat 12 April 12 – 1pm & 2 – 3pm

Life in the Iron Age Learn about everyday life from our Iron Age interpreter and handle some replica objects.

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Find out about growing vegetables in the Prefab garden.

Ask the Gardener: Seed Sowing

Sun 13 April, 2-3pm

Ask the Gardener: Learn About Dye Plants See how dye plants are used outside the woollen mill. Tues 15 – Thurs 17 April 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Woodland Minibeasts

Explore our woodland to find slugs, woodlice, beetles and more!

Wed 16 April 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Iron Age Spring Foods

See what our Iron Age ancestors would have eaten in springtime. Thurs 17 April, 2 – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Potting Up See how plants are potted up in the Flower House. Thurs 17 & Thurs 24 April 10.45am – 12.45pm

Tues 15-Wed 16 April 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Tudor Braids & Buttons

Drop into Haverfordwest House where our Tudor silkwoman will be making fingerloop braids and showing you how to create simple silk-wrapped buttons.

Historic Buildings Team Demonstration Members of our Museum’s specialist buildings team explain their work. Fri 18 April, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Planting Potatoes

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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Planting heritage potatoes at Rhyd-y-Car cottages for Good Friday. 3

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See a range of beautiful birds of prey at the Museum.

Black Mountain Falconry Display

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Wed 16 April, 2 – 3pm

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Sat 12 – Sun 13 April 10am-4pm

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St Fagans National History Museum

April Thurs 18 – Mon 21 April 11am – 2pm

Sun 20 April, 2 – 3pm

Follow the clues around the site that lead you back to your eggsiting prize! £1.50 per child.

Visit Kennixton Garden to see what seeds we’re sowing in the veg patch this year (weather permitting).

St Fagans Easter Hunt

Sat 19 April, 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club Discuss On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin, a story about identical twin brothers who live on a farm in rural Wales.

Ask the Gardener: Spring in the Veg Patch

Tues 22 – Fri 25 April 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Easter Art Cart

Arts and craft fun for all the family. Tues 22 – Wed 23 April 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Tudor Herbs & Hygiene

Help our Tudor herbalist concoct Tudor pomanders, washballs and sweetbags.

Fri 18 – Mon 21 April 10am – 5pm

Wed 23 April 12 – 1pm & 2 – 3pm

Iron Age Talk

At Home with the Tudors

Focusing on life 2000 years ago.

Pop in to Hendre’r-Ywydd Longhouse to see how our 17th century ancestors lived.

Thurs 24 April, 2 – 3pm

Sat 19 April, 10am – 5pm

Find out how the Conservation Team maintain the collections within the historic houses. Book on arrival, max 16 people.

Meet the Woodcarvers

The friendly woodcarvers demonstrate their craft. 4

Tues 22-Thurs 24 April 11am-1pm & 2-4pm

Grow Now, Eat Later Pick up tips on how to grow fruit and veg this summer and take some seeds home. Sat 26 – Sun 27 April 10am – 5pm

Glamorgan Iron Horse: Vintage Machinery

A display of vintage farm machinery.

Wax, Wadding & Dusters

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May Sat 3 May 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 4pm

Traditional Dancing & Raising the Maypole A burst of colour and music whilst raising the Maypole. Sat 3 May, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Seed Sowing Find out how to sow vegetable seeds at Rhyd-yCar Cottages. Sat 3 – Mon 5 May 11am – 4pm

Bank Holiday Fun Fun-filled weekend of activities and workshops.

Sat 3 – Mon 5 May 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Mon 5 May 12 – 1pm & 2 – 3pm

Arts and craft session for the whole family.

The spring festival of Beltain is shrouded in myth - find out more about the stories which keep us celebrating.

Art Cart

Sat 3 – Mon 5 May 10am – 5pm

Ynysybwl Model Railway at the Oakdale Institute A working scale model of the Taff Vale Railway Station in the early 1920s.

Talk: Beltain

Thurs 8 May, 2 – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: How To Stake Perennials Join us at the herbaceous borders around the Bowling Green. Sat 10 May 11am – 1pm & 2-4pm

Ask the Gardener: Spring Greens See 12 April for details. 5

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May Sun 18 May, 10am – 5pm

Morris Minor Mania!

Photo by Peter Brabham

Whether you’re a Morris Minor fanatic or simply visiting the Museum, enjoy the array of vehicles on site.

Sat 10 May, 11am – 1pm

Tues 20 May & Fri 30 – Sat 31 May 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Quilt Club

Bring along your own projects or start something new at the quilting club. Sun 11 May, 2 – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Deadheading Roses Advice in the Rosery.

Living History Demonstration Sat 10 – Sun 11 May 12pm & 2pm (English) 11am & 3pm (Welsh)

Guided Tour: St Teilo’s Church

A look at the colourful murals and carvings at our beautiful Tudor church.

Sat 10 – Sun 11 May 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Who’s Behind the Door?

Running water, flushing toilets, electricity and heating. See how the lady of the house’s life was transformed in a post-war Prefab. 6

Tues 20 May, 3 – 4pm

Tour: Llys Rhosyr & Bryn Eryr Hear the latest on two of St Fagans’ newest building projects, the newly designed Celtic Village and a court of Llywelyn the Great. Maximum 15 people. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

See what daily life was like in one of our farmhouses. Wed 21 May, 2 – 3pm

Ask The Gardener: Pricking Out Plants How to prick out seedlings in the Flower House. Thurs 22 May, 2 – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Spring Care of Roses Pick up some advice on the Rose terrace. Sat 24 May, 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club Kate Atkinson’s novel Life after Life is a story that starts in 1910 and plays with time and history.

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

Sat 24 – Mon 26 May 11am – 4pm

Bank Holiday Fun! So much to see and do, with activities dotted around the site. Sat 24 – Fri 30 May 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Art Cart

Fun filled arts & craft session for all the family. Mon 26 – Fri 30 May 12 – 1pm & 2 – 3pm

Summer Plants See how important the woodland was for our ancestors and for us today. Tues 27 – Thurs 29 May 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Sustainability: Past, Present & Future Visit some of the old houses to get ideas on how to protect our planet in the future. Tues 27 & Thurs 29 May 10.45am – 12.45pm

Historic Buildings Unit Demontrations See 17 April for details. Tues 27 – Wed 28 May 10am – 4pm

Black Mountain Falconry

See 12 April for details.

Thurs 29 May, 2 – 3pm

Ask The Gardener: Planting Containers How to plant up containers for summer interest.

Sat 31 May, 10am – 5pm

South Wales Lacemakers

The bobbin lace-makers demonstrate their craft. Sat 31 May – Sun 1 June 10am – 5pm

Meet the Tudors

See life in the Tudor period at Cilewent Farmhouse. 7

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June

2 June – 29 August

Sculpted Artworks Exhibition

Thurs 5 June 11am – 12pm (English) 2 – 3pm (Welsh)

Tour: Textile Storeroom

Mon 2 June – Fri 29 August 10am – 5pm

Sculpted Artworks Exhibition

Sculpted artworks by Danny May reflecting some of the rural industry buildings around the site. Sponsored by Arts Council Wales.

Wed 4 June 12 – 1pm & 2 – 3pm

Iron Age talk

Cauldrons: myth and reality. A talk about the many uses of these very expensive objects.

Join Curator Elen Phillips for a guided tour of the Textile Storeroom. Standing room only. Booking Essential: (029) 2057 3424 Sat 7 June, 2 – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Learn How to Bud Roses In the Flower House, Castle Gardens.

Wed 4 June, 2 – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Planting Out Annual Borders What to plant for a great display of colour throughout the summer.

Sat 7 June, 11am – 12pm

Tour: The Future of St Fagans

Find out the latest about this multi-million pound project which will revolutionise the way we interpret history. Sat 14 June, 11am – 1pm

Knit in Public Day

Bring along your own craft project and exchange ideas. 8

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

Thurs 19 June 2 – 3pm

Behind the Scenes: The Servants’ Quarters A tour of the servants’ quarters at St Fagans Castle. Standing room only, max 10 people. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Sat 14 June, 1.30 – 3.30pm

Yarnbombing!

To celebrate knit and sew day, we’ll be yarnbombing something in St Fagans! Bring along a square you have already made or make something with us.

Sun 15 June 11am – 4pm

Father’s Day Fun A fun-packed day of tractor driving, falconry and archery. Sat 14 – Sun 15 June 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Who’s Behind the Door?

Our Victorian School Mistress will make sure that you’re on your best behaviour if you call into Maestir School.

Sat 21 June, 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club The Alone to the Alone by Gwyn Thomas – a novel set in south Wales published in 1947.

Wed 18 June, 2 – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Summer of Pruning Fruit How to prune fruit trees at Llwyn-yr-Eos. 9

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Sun 6 July, 11am – 4pm

St Fagans is licenced for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions so plan your big day with a tour of this unique setting and meet some of Wales’s leading wedding suppliers.

July Sat 5 July See website for times

Muzzleloaders Shooting Event

The Monmouthshire Branch of the Muzzleloaders of GB have a clay pigeon shoot and visitors can try using a muzzleloading shotgun as used years ago before cartridges had been invented. Book on arrival, £1 per person.

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Sat 5 July 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Quilt Club

See 10 May for details. Sat 12 July, 1.30 – 3.30pm

Volunteering at St Fagans

See 5 April for details.

Tues 15 – Thurs 17 July 12 – 1pm (English) 11am & 3pm (Welsh)

Tudor Sport

An interactive, child-friendly show about Welsh wrestling, pig’s bladder football and other Tudor pastimes.

Sat 12 – Sun 13 July 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Who’s Behind the Door?

Meet the postmistress at one of Britain’s smallest post offices.

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Eternity with Love Wedding Fayre

Sun 20 July, 10am – 5pm

Glamorgan Vintage Car Show Classic car show by Glamorgan Classic Car Club with a range of cars from the 1930s to 1980s plus autojumble stalls selling various car-related products.

Sat 19 July, 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club Affinity by Sarah Waters is set in the 1870s about prison, spiritualists and ‘unseemly passions.’

Sat 26 – Sun 27 July

Fishing Weekend

Thurs 24 – Fri 25 July 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Art of Defence: Make a Shield Family craft session. Mon 21 July 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Iron Age Summer Foods Discover the bounty of foods available to our ancestors at this time of year.

Fri 25 July, 3 – 4pm

Tour: Llys Rhosyr & Bryn Eryr See 20 May for details.

Sat 26 – Sun 27 July 10am – 5pm

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

Sat 26 – Sun 27 July 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Tudor Leatherwork Meet our Tudor leatherworker as he works on pouches, belts and shoes. 11

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Sat 2 – Sun 3 August

August

A War Without an Enemy: Living History Event

Sat 2 – Sun 3 August 10am – 5pm

Find out which activities are available on the day of your visit at reception or daily on Twitter: @Nature_StFagans

A War Without an Enemy: Living History Event Journey back in time to St Fagans village in the 17th century as its nervous inhabitants wait for the impending battle. Sat 2 August, 11am – 1pm

Meet the Maker

Sally Pointer talks about her work and you can try some traditional crafts. Tues & Thurs 5 & 7, 12 & 14, 19 & 21 August 10.45am – 12.45pm

Historic Buildings Team Demonstration See 17 April for details. 12

Wed 6, 13, 20, 27 August Time TBC Mon-Thurs 4 – 7, 11 – 14, 18 – 26 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Summer Art Cart

Lots of arts and crafts activities including sketching, sewing and sticking. Tues – Wed 5 – 6, 12 – 13, 19 – 20, 26 – 27 August From 11am each day.

Nature Activities

Take a closer look at the wildlife at the Museum with a range of activities including trails, walks, talks and more!

Twilight Bat Walk

Join an exciting after-dark journey around the Museum to find bats. Wear sensible clothing and bring a torch and flask if you like. Booking essential: see website. £4 per person, minimum age 8 yrs. Fri 8 – Sat 9 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Traditional Cooking Traditional cooking over an open fire at Abernodwydd Farmhouse.

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

Sat 9 – Sun 10 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Pursestrings & Points Visit the Haverfordwest Trader’s House to find our Tudor braid-makers working on items to be traded near and far. Sat 9 August, 11am – 3pm

Make a Tote Bag

Make your own tote bag, materials provided. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Tues 12 – Thurs 14 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Who’s Behind the Door?

See 14 June for details. Thurs 14 – Sat 16 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Butter Making

See the techniques of traditional butter making.

Sat 23 August, 1.30 – 3.30pm

Volunteering at St Fagans

See 5 April for details. Thurs 28 – Fri 29 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Iron Age Art Cart

Arts and craft workshop investigating Iron Age patterns and designs.

Tues 19 – Thurs 21 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Who’s Behind the Door?

See 12 July for details. Mon 11 – Fri 15 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Five Day Smelt

See the construction of the furnace and firing up to make an iron object for the new Bryn Eryr Iron Age farmstead. Mon 11 August 12pm & 2pm (English) 11am & 3pm (Welsh)

Guided Tour: St Teilo’s Church

Enjoy a closer look at the colourful murals and carvings in our beautiful Tudor church.

Thurs 21 – Sat 23 August 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Traditional Cooking

Traditional cooking over an open fire at Abernodwydd Farmhouse. Sat 23 – Mon 25 August 11am – 4pm

Thurs 28 August 2 – 3pm (English) 3 – 4pm (Welsh)

Health and Healing: St Fagans Castle and the First World War Discover the hidden history of St Fagans Castle during the First World War. Max 10 people. Booking Essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Bank Holiday Fun

Fun-filled weekend of activities and workshops. Sat 23 August, 11am – 4pm

Sun 31 August, 3 – 4pm

Enjoy songs and melodies with some of the best young musicians on the Welsh folk scene.

See 20 May for details.

Music to your Ears

Tour: Llys Rhosyr & Bryn Eryr

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September Sat 13 September 11am – 1pm

Thurs 18 September 2 – 3pm (English) 3 – 4pm (Welsh)

Quilt Club

See 10 May for details.

Postcards, Telegrams and Letters: Communication during the First World War

Sun 14 September 2 – 3pm

Talk: Owain Glyndŵr Discover the story of Owain Glyndwˆr who made himself the Prince of Wales in 1400 and fought for an independent Wales.

View the Museum’s collection of First World War archives. Max 10 people. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424

Sun 14 September, 3 – 4pm

Tour: Llys Rhosyr & Bryn Eryr See 20 May for details. Fri 5 September 11am – 1pm

Ask the Gardener: Decorating the Chapel See the Gardens team decorate the chapel with flowers, fruit and vegetables in preparation for this weekend’s Thanksgiving Service.

Sat 6 – Sun 7 September 10am – 5pm

St Fagans 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!

St Fagans Book Club The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi, set in Tiger Bay, with gambling, gangsters and family secrets! Sat 27 September 11am – 1pm

Knit & Sew Group See 5 April for details.

Sun 7 September, 3 – 4pm

Sat 27 – Sun 28 September 10am – 5pm

Welsh language Thanksgiving Service in Penrhiw Chapel.

See 26 April for details.

Thanksgiving Service

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Sat 20 September 11am – 1pm

Glamorgan Iron Horse: Vintage Machinery

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