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St Fagans: National History Museum What’s On Summer and Autumn Guide

July – October 2012

Exhibitions Family Fun Tours & Talks www.museumwales.ac.uk (029) 2057 3500


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Daily Activities Traditional Farming

Freshly Made Bread For Sale

Victorian Portrait Studio

10am-5pm Look out for ongoing or seasonal tasks such as milking, feeding, haymaking or harvest.

10am-4pm Buy and try the famous bread made in the wood fired ovens at the Derwen Bakehouse.

11am-4.30pm Have your picture taken in period costume at MossVernon's Photographic Studio. Charge applies.

Throw a Pot Make your own pot at St Fagans pottery. Charge applies.

Blacksmith, Miller, Weaver, and Clog Maker 10am-5pm Visit the craftsmen and learn about life in days gone by!

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For more details on all events visit www.museumwales.ac.uk or call (029) 2057 3500


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Events for All The Iron Age Sun 1 July, 12pm-1pm (Welsh) 2pm-3pm (English) Learn about everyday life from our Iron Age interpreter; a chance to handle some replica items.

Gilbern Car Show Sun 1 July, 10am-5pm A range of beautiful Gilbern cars and learn more about their production at the local factory in Llantwit Fardre.

Festival of British Archaeology: Meet the Muzzleloaders!

Tyˆ Gwyrdd – Open days

Sat 14 & Sun 15 July, 10am-4pm

See 1 July for details.

Examine weapons from centuries gone by.

Festival of British Archaeology: Prehistoric Hide Tanning

Festival of British Archaeology: Closing the Circle Mon 16-Tue 18 July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Tyˆ Gwyrdd – Open days Sun 1 July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Your chance to look around this unique eco home.

Mon 16-Wed 18 July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm See this process in action from raw pelt to finished fur, and some of the finished products made from traditionally tanned leather.

Festival of British Archaeology: Prehistoric Ale Making

Everyman Theatre Tue 3 July-Sat 4 August Fawlty Towers, The Mikado, Twelfth Night and Pinocchio. See website for details of performance times for all shows www.everymanfestival.co.uk

Sat 21 July-Mon 3 September, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Sat 21-Thu 26 July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Join us to explore the last days of our reconstructed timber circle.

See us experiment with an oak plank trough and techniques based on 'Hell's Mouth' burnt mound on the Lleyn Penisnsula.

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Festival of British Archaeology: Who Lives in a House Like This? Mon 23-Fri 27July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Keith Francis describing and demonstrating how the Rhaeadr Tannery turned animal hides into leather, and how he makes shoes, boots and various leather goods.

Festival of British Archaeology: The Retired Tudor Navigator Mon 23 & Tue 24 July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Drop in to our newest recreated building - the Haverfordwest House Trader’s House to find out how the Tudors managed to navigate the world with bits of wood and string.

Festival of British Archaeology: Braids from the Past Tue 24 & Wed 25 July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Join us to learn some ancient skills that you can use at home.

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Go green in the garden! Tue 24 & Wed 25 July, 11am–1pm & 2pm–4pm Have a go at some simple activities and discover how to transform your garden into a haven for wildlife. Take a step towards a more sustainable lifestyle by growing your own herbs.

Festival of Archaeology: The Art of Defence

Festival of Archaeology: Prehistoric Hide Tanning Sat 28 & Sun 29 July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm See Sat 21 & Sun 22 July for details.

Go green in the garden! Tue 31 & Wed 1 August, 11am–1pm & 2pm–4pm See Tue 24 & Wed 25 July for details.

Thu 26 & Fri 27 July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Summer Art Cart

Join us in the Celtic Village to find out about Iron Age shields and design your own!

Wed 1- Fri 31 August, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Gone Fishing! Sat 28 & Sun 29 July, 11am-4pm From fly fishing to lave nets, and pond dipping to fish cooking, there's plenty to see at the Museum over this fishing weekend including world casting champion Hywel Morgan.

Fun and friendly arts and crafts session for all the family.

Go green in the garden! Sat 4 August, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm See Tue 24 & Wed 25 July for details.

For more details on all events visit www.museumwales.ac.uk or call (029) 2057 3500


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Meet the Tanner Mon 6-Fri 10 August, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

British Woodcarvers Exhibition Sat 11-Fri 17 August, 10am-5pm An array of woodwork and skill at the woodcarvers’ annual gathering at Workmen’s Oakdale Institute.

Iron Age Dyes and Textiles Sat 18 & Sun 19 August, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Experiment with natural dyes and see how many colours we can get from woad, weld and madder. Try your hand at spinning fleece into yarn and find out more about clothing in the Iron Age.

Adain Avion The Iron Age

Keith Francis describing and demonstrating how the Rhaeadr Tannery turned animal hides into leather, and how he makes shoes, boots and various leather goods.

Sun 12 August, 11am-4pm

Birds

Braids from the Past

Bank Holiday Fun!

Mon 13-Wed 15 August, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Sat 25-Mon 27 August, 11am-4pm

Learn some ancient skills that you can use at home.

A fantastic range of things to see including traditional baking, coopering, archery, storytelling and craft stalls.

7, 8, 14, 15, 28 & 29 August, 11am-1pm Come along to the bird hide to watch the woodland birds and learn how to identify them.

A mobile art space created from the fuselage of a DC-9 airplane on tour around Wales with artist Marc Rees.

Bat cam

The Villagers

7, 8, 14, 15, 28 & 29 August, 2pm-4pm

Sat 18 & Sun 19 August, 10am-5pm

Watch the roosting bats on our live bat cam and find out more about them.

Cardiff will once again hear the sounds of the drums as the Civil War Society march into town on the eve of the Battle of St Fagans. See how this landmark event effected the ordinary people.

Happy Birthday Esgair Moel!

Sat 25 & Sun 26 August, 12pm-1pm (Welsh) 2pm-3pm (English) Find out about how life was for our ancestors in the Iron Age.

Sat 11 August, 2pm-4pm Join Dewi Jones the Weaver at the Woollen Mill to celebrate 60 years since relocating to the Museum.

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Concert: Where my Heart Will Roam Mon 27 August, 2pm-4pm

St Fagans Food Festival Sat 8 & Sun 9 September, 10am-5pm

Daniel and Laura Curtis perform music of the Great American Songbook including the works of composers Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter

Thanksgiving Service

Carpenters Fellowship

Welsh language Thanksgiving Service in Penrhiw Chapel held by Cardiff Unitarians.

Sun 9 September, 3pm-4pm

Sat 1 September, 10am-5pm Members of the Fellowship will be demonstrating traditional carpentry techniques such as hewing and green oak framing.

Autumn Feast Sat 1 September, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Discover the wealth of seasonal food available in the autumn and take some traditional recipes home to try for yourself.

Decorating the Chapel for Harvest

Celtic Copper Metal 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 the unique open-air setting!

Come and see our resident Celt working with copper sheet to hammer out a pattern and have a go yourself at the Celtic Village.

Stargazing at St Fagans Sat 22 September, 6.30pm

7 September, 11am-1pm

Tudor Tastes

Drop in to Penrhiw Chapel to see our gardening team decorating the chapel with produce from the estate, in preparation for Thanksgiving and the St Fagans Food Festival.

Sat 8 & Sun 9 September, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm A taste of the past to coincide with the St Fagans Food Fair. Visit Hedre'r-ywydd long house to see and smell a Tudor kitchen garden, while dinner's on the fire.

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Sat 22 September, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

An introduction to practical Stargazing using telescopes, astronomical phenomena in the autumn night sky, and the history of astronomy in Wales. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Suitable for families with children age 10+.

For more details on all events visit www.museumwales.ac.uk or call (029) 2057 3500


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Celtic Metalwork

Glamorgan Iron Horse Society: Vintage Farm Machinery Sat 22 & Sun 23 September, 10am-5pm A display of vintage farm machinery.

Meet the Woodcarver Sat 29 September, 10am-5pm Come along to Oakdale Workmen’s Institute to see the craftsmen at work.

Tyˆ Gwyrdd – Open days Sat 6-Sun 7 October, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm See 1 July for details.

The Big Draw Sat 6 & Sat 13 October, 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm Take part in this national event.

Autumn Feast Sat 6 October, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Sat 13 & Sun 14 October, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Join metalworker Gareth Riseborough in the Celtic Village as he recreates some decorative fittings for Iron Age shields and buckets.

Apple Weekend Sat 27 & Sun 28 October, 10am-5pm Hundreds of different varieties of apples, cider and juice making, tasting, toffee apples and cheeses.

Tyˆ Gwyrdd – Open days Sat 27-Sun 4 November, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm See 1 July for details.

Art Cart: Halloween Sat 27-Wed 31 October, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Spooky arts and crafts as Halloween approaches. Fun for all the family.

Making the Wicker Man Sat 27-Wed 31 October, 11am, 1pm & 3pm Mark the turning of the season by helping us build this giant straw man!

Who's Behind the Door? Mon 29 & Tue 30 October, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Running water, flushing toilets, electricity and heating. See how the lady of the house's life was transformed in a post-war Prefab.

Halloween Nights Tue 30 October– Thu1 November, 6pm-9pm

Join us for a wicked walk around St Fagans after dark, some real Welsh ghosts and spooky storytelling. Ticketed event. For ticket prices and bookings call the box office on: (029) 2087 8440.

Halloween Bats Tue 30-Wed 31 October, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Find out about the bats that live at St Fagans and take part in batty activities.

Autumn Feast Fri 2 & Sat 3 November, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm See 1 September for details.

See 1 September for details.

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Tours, Talks and Walks Behind the Scenes: Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Pick It, Cook it, Eat it

Thu 5 July, 2pm-3pm

Come for a walk around the cottage gardens where we'll harvest some fresh, seasonal produce. Then it's back to the kitchen to transform it into tasty treats for us all to try.

Author of 'Contemporary Collecting; Theory and Practice', Owain Rhys discusses how to collect the present at St Fagans.

Guided Walk: A Tudor Garden Sat 7 July, 11am & 1pm

Sat 14 July & Sat 11 August, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Booking essential. (029) 2057 3424. Suitable for age 8+. No unaccompanied children. It may be muddy or wet in the gardens so dress appropriately!

Talk: Sports Collection Tue 17 July, 2pm-3pm

Explore the gems hidden in the mud of St Fagans’ Tudor gardens. Find out how to ward off demons, mend a broken leg, tell the future and make a tasty salad, Tudor style.

From cock-fighting and ‘Cnapan’ to Premier League football, this talk will consider the role sport has played in Wales past and present.

Guided Walk: A Tudor Garden Sat 21 July, 11am & 1pm See 7 July for details.

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Behind the Scenes: Bardic Chairs Thu 9 August, 2pm-3pm A chance to go behind the scenes to see the Museum's bardic chair collection. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Not suitable for children under 10 years.

Behind the Scenes: Kennixton Farmstead Thu 23 August, 2pm-3pm A tour of Kennixton farmstead at St Fagans, including the newly reerected, barn and calf cotts.

Family Bat Walk Thu 23 August, 8pm-10pm Join an exciting after-dark journey around the Museum to find bats. Meet at the main entrance at 8pm. Wear sensible clothing & bring a torch. Tickets for this activity are £1.50 for adults, £1 for children. Parking for this activity is free. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

For more details on all events visit www.museumwales.ac.uk or call (029) 2057 3500


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Behind the Scenes: Textile Store

Behind the Scenes: Medieval Houses

Thu 6 September, 2pm-3pm

Thu 4 October, 2pm-3pm

An opportunity to visit the Museum's Textile Stores as part of the Open Doors: European Heritage Day. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Talk: Owain Glyndw ˆr Sun 16 September, 2pm-3pm Geraint Thomas tells the story of how this rebel prince fought for an independent Wales.

Behind the Scenes: The Servants’ Quarters Thu 20 September, 2pm-3pm A tour of the servants’ quarters at St Fagans Castle. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Talk: The Wicker Man Sat 27 October, 12pm-12.30pm & 2pm-2.30pm

Explore Hendre'r Ywydd Uchaf farmhouse and the newly erected Haverfordwest Trader's House. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Please wear appropriate footwear.

Guided Tour: Morbid Curiosities Sat 27 October, 11am & 1pm (English), 3pm (Welsh) St Fagans is known for its chocolate-box beauty, cute farm animals and homely interiors. Peer behind the curtains to see the dark corners of our collections. Not suitable for younger children.

Look at the evidence and listen to different points of view about the iconic Wicker Man – then decide for yourself: Was he fact or fiction?

Behind the Scenes: Tailor’s Shop Mon 29 October, 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm As we prepare to re-open the Tailor's Shop for the season, join the Museum’s Textile Conservator and Curator to hear more about the building and its contents. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

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Workshops Ask the Gardener Quilting Club Sat 7 July & Sat 1 September 11am-12.30pm

Pruning Plum Trees

Harvesting Heritage Potatoes

Wed 4 July, 2pm-3pm Kennixton Garden

Wed 5 September, 2pm-3pm Kennixton Garden

Deadheading Roses Sat 7 July, 2pm-3pm Rosery

Summer Pruning the Orchard Sat 14 July, 2pm-3pm Llwyn-yr-Eos Garden Bring your own projects along or start something brand new at the Quilting Club! Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Suitable for age 16+. Food, Drink and Gifts Regular visitors to St. Fagans will tell you that there’s nothing better than smelling and tasting the freshly baked bread from our own Derwen Bakehouse. We have an old-fashioned shop selling Welsh foods and products and our gift shop has a range of unique products to remind you of your visit. We have 3 cafes dotted around the Museum selling teas and coffees, sandwiches and cakes and a family-friendly restaurant in the main Museum building. We also have plenty of outdoor spaces for you to eat your own picnic.

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Summer on the Rose Terrace Thu 16 August, 2pm-3pm Rose Terrace

Harvesting Potatoes Sat 8 September, 2pm-3pm Prefab Garden

Pruning and Training Roses Thu 18 October, 2pm-3pm Rose Terrace

Pruning and Training Roses Sat 27 October, 2pm-3pm Rosery

Find out more about all of these events and sign up for our e-newsletter at www.museumwales.ac.uk Open: Daily 10am-5pm. How to find us: Follow the brown signs for Museum of Welsh Life. Located approx 4 miles west of Cardiff City Centre. From Cardiff Central bus and train station, take bus 32 or 320. For Sat Nav enter CF5 6XB. You can now take the City Sightseeing tour bus to National Museum Cardiff. Departs from St Fagans: National History Museum hourly 10am-4pm until 30 September 2012. Please check the Museum website for departure times. Details correct at time of printing. Please check www.museumwales.ac.uk before making a special journey.

For more details on all events visit www.museumwales.ac.uk or call (029) 2057 3500


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