Fergus the horse will be turning back time this October for the annual apple day event at Gloucester Life Museum.

The event will take place on Saturday 22nd October between 11am – 4pm and will take place in the traditional cider mill at the museum.

As part of the day, those attending will be able to watch Fergus turn the mill and crush apples, creating the pulp that traditionally was used to then make cider.

There will also be lots of apple-themed crafts around the Life museum itself, with the chance for visitors to crush apples in the garden of the museum.

The Museum Sweet Shoppe in Gloucester Life Museum garden will be open for business all day, and the Lassington Oak Morris Men will be on hand to offer some free workshops and performances.

The museum will be open to the public throughout the day, and the tearooms will be open and offering hot drinks and cakes.

Cllr Lise Noakes, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “I think it’s really important that Gloucester Life Museum celebrates our annual Apple Day because traditionally, cider making and all apple related products were big business for the local area.

“There will be lots of fun events and activities taking place, from morris dancing to apple crushing, so I hope we will see lots of families enjoying the day.”

There is no need to book in advance on the day. The apple day event in the garden is free to for all to attend. Normal admission charges to visit the main museum galleries will still apply on the day.

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