Apple Day

Apple plate from the Herefordshire PomonaSaturday 19th October, 2013

  • 1-5pm
  • £1 per adult, children free
  • Drop-in

MERL’s Apple Day is part of the popular annual celebration of English apples and orchards initiated by Common Ground over two decades ago. One of our favourite annual events, this year Apple Day will be bigger and better than ever, so whether you're a regular Apple Day visitor, or have never been before, join us for a great afternoon out!


What can I do at Apple Day? 

Families take part in an apple and spoon race on Apple Day

  • Taste and buy different varieties of apples from Cross Lanes farm in Malpledurham
  • Taste and buy apple juices, chutneys and preserves
  • Meet local cider producer Tim Wale of Tutts Clump cider - sample his delicious ciders and take some bottles home!
  • Watch a cookery demonstration and taste delicious apple fritters
  • See beautiful and rare books from the MERL library and an archives display
  • Learn about the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale
  • Take part in the longest peel competition
  • Join in the apple and spoon races
  • Make bee hotels with The Conservations Volunteers (£1 per child)
  • Find out how the importance of beess with R&J Nickless beekeepers
  • Create fun apple pom-poms
  • Meet Richard Paget from My Apple Juice  
  • Watch apples being turned into juice 
  • Eat and drink delicious apple-inspired refreshments in our 'Studio Cafe'

(Some limited parking is available in our car park at the front of the Museum and on Acacia Road alongside the Museum. We also provide cycle racks and are a short walk from several bus routes.)

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