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October is full of flavour at St Fagans: National History Museum

Food is a prominent feature on St Fagans: National History Museum's events calendar during October 2006 with a variety of activities planned to spice up your month.

From learning about the traditional ways of storing vegetables over the winter (14 October) to an insight into the weird and wonderful pumpkins and squashes grown in the Castle Gardens (14-20 October), St Fagans will be cooking up a storm.

On 23 October, the open–air museum celebrates Eidul-Fitr or the end of Ramadan, which is celebrated by Muslims all over the world, as part of the Museum's Festival of Muslim Cultures. Food associated with the festival will be available from 11 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.

Also on the menu is Apple Day, taking place on 28 and 29 October when visitors can enjoy a diverse range of apples — old Welsh varieties, the apples everyone can grow in the smallest of gardens and allotments and the unknown types growing in back gardens and along the highways. There will be an opportunity to learn about and taste 10 unusual varieties of apples.

Apple bobbing will be part of All Hallows Week (28 October–5 November) as well as burning the Wicker Man, old Welsh customs, ghoulish ghost tours and much more for the whole family. Matthew Davies, St Fagans : National History Museum Activities Co-ordinator said: “St Fagans prides itself on its excellent choice of events, catering for the whole family. Some might enjoy our Ghost Tour evenings which are held on the 28 and 31 October; the Family Learning Week: Family Trail Challenge (7 October) gives families the opportunity to follow a family friendly trail around the Museum and for the creative, The Big Draw: Pattern Carving is held on 11 October when participants will be able to see beautiful wood carvings at St Teilo's Church then carve the patterns safely on a plant oasis.”

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales operates seven national museums across Wales. These are National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

Entry to all national museums is free of charge thanks to the support of the Welsh National Assembly. For further information about what's on at each site, click here.