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St Fagans: National History Museum

What’s On Autumn and Winter Guide

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


Daily Activities

November

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

Freshly Made Bread For Sale

Tyˆ Gwyrdd Open Day

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

Victorian Portrait Studio 11am-4.30pm Have your picture taken in period costume at MossVernon's Photographic Studio. 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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Thu 1-Sun 4 November, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm An opportunity to call into this unique eco friendly home and pick up a few handy hints.

Autumn Feast

Quilting Club

Fri 2 & Sat 3 November, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Discover the wealth of natural food available in the autumn and take some traditional recipes home to try for yourself.

Sat 3 November, 11am-12.30pm Join our quilting club! Bring your own projects or start something brand new. Samantha Jenkins will be on hand to help you out and offer handy tips for patch working quilts. Some materials will be provided. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Suitable for age 16+.

What’s On Brochure Survey We would welcome your feedback on the What’s On brochure and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer our online survey by visiting: www.museumwales. ac.uk/whatsonsurvey Thank you.

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


Ask the Gardener: Pruning & Training Roses Wed 7 November, 2pm-3pm Drop into the Rosery to find out how to prune climbing roses.

Ask the Gardener: Pruning & Training Roses Thu 8 November, 2pm-3pm Drop into the Italian Garden to find out how to prune climbing roses.

Remembrance Service Sat 10 November, 10.50am-11.20am Annual service to remember the fallen at the Newbridge war memorial.

The Warder - a dark walk through St Fagans Sat 10 & Sun 11 November, 4.30pm-5.30pm There’s a familiar face roaming the paths of St Fagans museum, yet something doesn’t quite feel right... As dusk falls, will you follow The Warder? Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Not suitable for children under 11.

Ask the Gardener: Pruning & Training Climbing Roses Thur 15 November, 2pm-3pm Come along to the Rose Terrace to find out how to prune and train climbing roses.

Ask the Gardener: An introduction to Apple Pruning Sat 24 November, 2pm-3pm Call into Kennixton orchard to learn the basics of apple pruning - when, why and how.

Winter Foods from the Iron Age Sat 24 & Sun 25 November, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm How did people sustain themselves through the winter in the Iron Age? A chance to learn more about self-sufficiency and foraging in 700BC.

Stir Up Sunday Sun 25 November, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm The stirring of the Christmas pudding, traditionally made on the last Sunday before advent at Llwyn yr Eos Farmhouse.

Guided Tour: Morbid Curiosities Sun 25 November, 11am & 1pm 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. Meet interpreter Sara Huws at the conservatory to start your tour. A 1.5 hour guided walk. Not suitable for younger children.

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December Art Cart: Christmas Decorations Sat 1 December, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Come and make pretty Christmas decorations inspired by the Museum’s collections.

Christmas Nights Wed 5-Fri 7 December, 6pm-9pm Christmas starts here! Come along and celebrate one of the biggest events of the year at St Fagans with carols, bands, children's entertainment, crafts, gifts, food, drink and more. Don't forget to wrap up warm and bring your torch! Tickets: Adults £8.50, children £5.50, family ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £25, 20% discount for groups 20+. (Non-refundable booking fee applies). To book, call: (029) 2087 8440 or book online at www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk

Sustainable Christmas Sat 1 December, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Come along to Ty Gwyrdd to find out ways to celebrate Christmas in a greener way.

A Tudor Holiday Sat 1 & Sun 2 December, 1pm & 3pm (English), 2pm (Welsh) Visit St Teilo's Church to hear and discuss what the December holidays were like some five hundred years ago for people at the time of the Tudors.

Tyˆ Gwyrdd Open Day Sat 1 & Sun 2 December, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm See 1-4 November for details.

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An Iron Age Winter Sat 8 December, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm What was needed in the Iron Age to survive the cold winter months? Learn more with our Celtic Village resident by the roundhouse fire.

Art Cart: Christmas Decorations Sat 15 & Sun 16 December, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Come and make pretty Christmas decorations inspired by the Museum’s collections.

The Warder a dark walk through St Fagans Sat 8 & Sun 9 December, 4.30pm-5.30pm See 10 & 11 November for details.

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


January Quilting Club Sat 5 January, 11am-12.30pm Our Quilting Club is a relaxed, informal session for people to get together and quilt. The session is perfect for beginners and more experienced quilters. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424. Suitable for age 16+.

Hillfort on our Doorstep Sat 12 & Sun 13 January, 12pm-1pm & 2pm-3pm The Caerau Hillfort stood to the south-east of St Fagans. Come and find out more about life in one of the most powerful Iron Age settlements in South Wales.

Film Club: Halfway House Sun 13 January, 2pm-4pm Call in to Oakdale to watch this British drama directed by Basil Dearden and starring Tom Wallis, Mervyn Johns and Glynis Johns telling the story of ten people who are drawn to stay in an old hotel in a remote Welsh village. (PG-1944)

Winter Pruning of Fruit Trees

Life in the Iron Age

Wed 16 January 2pm-3pm Find out how to prune fruit trees in this drop-in session in Kennixton Garden.

Sat 26 January, 2pm-3pm

St Dwynwen Celebration Sat 19 & Sun 20 January, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Come along to the Museum to celebrate St Dwynwen's Day with a whole host of activities including card making, flower arranging and even a chocolate demonstration!

The Iron Age way of life seems very different to how we live now – explore the roundhouse, and learn about everyday life from our Iron Age interpreter and handle some replicas at the Celtic Village.

Talk: Courting Customs

Ask the Gardener: Pruning & Training Climbing Roses

Thu 24 January, 11am-12pm Curator, Emma Lile takes a look at the Museum’s collections linked to love and courting customs in Wales ahead of St Dwynwen's Day.

Sat 26 January, 2pm-3pm Come along to Llwyn yr Eos garden to find out more about how to prune and train climbing roses.

Ask the Gardener: Pruning Soft Fruit Sun 27 January, 2pm-3pm Drop into Llwyn yr Eos garden to find out how to prune soft fruit.

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February Fireside Stories

Talk: St Teilo's Day

Sat 2 February, 1pm-4pm Take part in National Storytelling Week by joining us by the fireside at Abernodwydd farmhouse.

Sat 9 February, 12pm-1pm

Tyˆ Gwyrdd Open Days Sat 2 & Sun 3 February, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm See 1-4 November for details.

Film Club: Grand Slam Sun 3 February, 2pm-4pm Drop in to watch this fantastic comedy about four men, members of a Welsh rugby union club, flying to Paris as part of a weekend outing to see Wales play France in the Five Nations Championship match that will decide the Grand Slam title. (15-1978)

Sat 9-Sun 17 February, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm An opportunity to call into this unique eco friendly home and pick up a few handy hints. Join us to celebrate St Teilo’s day – discover his life story in an intricate carving, and find out how this day was celebrated, 500 years ago.

Preparing for Pancake Day Sat 9 & Sun 10 February, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Learn how to make delicious pancakes ahead of Shrove Tuesday. See how high you can flip yours at Llwyn yr Eos Farmhouse!

Art Cart Sat 9-Thu 14 February, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Call in to this special Art Cart to make a beautiful card for that someone special

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Tyˆ Gwyrdd Open Days

Love Valentine Sat 9 & Sun 10 February, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Love is in the air following Valentine's Day so why not come along to the Museum to make a card or even call in to the chocolate workshop to see if there are any tasters!

Guided Tour: Morbid Curiosities Mon 11 February, 11am-12pm & 1pm-2pm See 25 November for details.

Be a Wildlife Champion! Mon 11-Fri 15 February, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Pick up practical tips on how to help the hedgehogs, butterflies, bees, bats and birds.

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


Guided Tour: Morbid Curiosities Wed 13 February, 11am & 1pm See 25 November for details.

Life in the Iron Age Thur 14 February, 2pm-3pm See 26 January for details.

Talk: Love Customs Thu 14 February, 2pm-3pm Are the Welsh a romantic nation? Decide for yourself by taking a look at the Museum's collections linked to love and courting customs. Meet Curators, Emma Lile and Elen Phillips at the main entrance to start the tour. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Guided Tour: Morbid Curiosities Fri 15 February, 11am & 1pm See 25 November for details.

Art Cart Fri 15-Sun 17 February, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm A fun filled arts and crafts session for the whole family during half term.

Ask the Gardener: Winter in the Veg Patch Sat 16 February, 2pm-3pm Drop into Abernodwydd garden to find out what to do now in the vegetable patch.

Iron Age Storytelling Sat 16 February, 2pm-3pm Come and gather around the fire with our resident Celt to hear the myths and legends of ancient Wales.

Talk: Hidden Histories Sat 16 February, 2pm-3pm From pop music to graffiti, from gay history to refugees, hear how the Museum collects forbidden histories with Curator Owain Rhys. A talk coinciding with LGBT History Month.

Ask the Gardener: Making a Hot Bed Wed 20 February, 2pm-3pm In the past, hot beds were used for making an early start on seed sowing. Drop into Kennixton garden to find out more.

An Audience with Gareth Thomas Thurs 21 February 7pm-10pm Gareth Thomas is one of the most successful ever Welsh athletes. But ‘Alfie’ has become known as much for his exploits off the pitch as those on it. Gareth will share his experiences of being one the first professional athletes to come out as a gay man and his story about becoming a gay role model. For tickets: 029 2087 8500 or book online at www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk

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Ask the Gardener: Mulching Roses Sat 23 February, 2pm-3pm Call into the Rosery to find out what you can put around your roses to make them grow better.

March Wedding Fayre with Eternity with Love Sun 3 March, 11am–4pm

Sesiwn dros Gymru - Workshop on Welsh Traditional Music Sat 23 February, Classes 10.30am-1pm; performance at 2pm Join one of three classes in this morning workshop on traditional Welsh music to learn and play Welsh tunes from experienced tutors. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity of playing in a traditional Welsh music session to museum visitors. Further details on www.sesiwn.com

Rainbow Day Sun 24 February, 1.30pm-4pm Music and talk in association with LGBT History Month.

Craftivists Sun 24 February, 11am-1pm Sew small banners to celebrate LGBT month. Suitable for age 16+.

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Planning your dream wedding? Look no further than St Fagans Castle, set in beautiful grounds and gardens. Meet our quality hand-picked exhibitors, have a tour of a truly unique venue and pick up your complimentary goody bags. Free admission.

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.

St David's Day Sat 2 March, 11am-4pm Come and listen to the beautiful sounds of the harp and warm up with a bowl of traditional cawl at the Museum restaurant and a complimentary welsh cake.

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. 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


St Fagans: National History Museum - What's On Autumn Winter 2012-13