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Upcoming Events

  • To Yollow Autumn Turn'd
    To Yollow Autumn Turn'd
    Fri, 29 Sept
    29 Sept, 19:30
    29 Sept, 19:30
    Tim Laycock and Alastair Simpson return to the Cider Museum for another evening of Words and Traditional Music from and about Dorset, the countryside, Autumn and apples! Cider Bar and Charity Raffle
  • Under The Hill
    Under The Hill
    Sat, 14 Oct
    14 Oct, 19:30 – 22:00
    14 Oct, 19:30 – 22:00
    A Bluesy Folky Acoustic Rock Trio
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To Yollow Autumn Turn'd

Come to an intimate evening of Traditional music and words for the time of year ...with a glass or 2 of Cider !

Local actors, singers and folk musicians Tim Laycock and Alastair Simpson return to the Cider Museum for another evening of words and music from and about Dorset, the countryside, Autumn and apples!

Readings from Hardy and Barnes stand up alongside traditional folk songs and tunes, brought to an intimate audience by these knowledgeable and engaging performers.

They are best known for their harmony singing of traditional songs interweaving amongst storytelling, and for their great delight in providing entertainment and education.

PREBOOKED TICKETS ONLY. £12 including free glass of Cider !

Doors open at 7pm, start at 7.30pm.

There will be a Charity Raffle at interval raising money for YFW Bloodbikes


Crush and Press Your own Apples 2023

Minimum 2 strong people needed or we can juice your apples for you - phone or email for details

ALL AUTUMN we hire our electric crusher and presses for people to press their own apples or pears. If you give us a ring between 10am and 4pm on 01305 852220 we can book you a time and day. We usually have 2 sessions a day 11am and 2pm.

The Apples MUST BE RIPE and starting to soften. Brown patches are fine to go in but no mould.

Pears must be reasonably hard - if they are too soft they don't go through the crusher at all!

We charge £20 per hour (calculated to the nearest quarter hour)

Very roughly about 5 buckets of apples produce about 3 buckets of pomace (apple pulp) which produces about 1 bucket of juice - but it very much depends on the size, type and ripeness of the apples.

It is reasonably physical so minimum of 2 adults must come, and wear clothes you dont mind getting sticky!

It is supervised by our friendly and informative staff at all times so you learn as you go along. and any questions can be answered.

Bring any containers you want to take the juice home in, or we sell some fermenters, containers etc in the Cider Shop.

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Cider Making Open Day 2023

Sunday 22 October 10am - 4pm

A day of Traditional Cider Making, craft stalls, cider bar, food and much more !

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Hot Mulled Cider at Christmas

December 2023

Warm up while you do your Christmas Shopping !

Throughout December we will be offering tastes of Hot Mulled Cider when you visit the Museums or Cider Gift Shop

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Date TBC

Come and help us in this age old tradition to bring the apple trees back to life!

Hot Mulled Cider, Apple Cake and more on sale and you can join in the Wassail Ceremony!

We will also have a charity raffle.

"Here's to thee, old apple tree, Whence thou mayst bud

And whence thou mayst blow! And whence thou mayst bear apples enou!

Hats full ! Caps full ! Bushel-bushel-sacks full,

And my pockets full too! Huzza!"

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Cider Competition 2024

Date TBC

For everyone who made their juice at the Cider Museum last Autumn we would like to invite you to bring some of your Cider along to our annual tasting / competition

*All entries are to be submitted between 1pm and 2pm. Results will be announced around 3pm.

* Ciders will be divided into 3 categories again this year so please try to have a rough idea of which group you would like your cider to be in- Dry (SPG up to 1.008), Medium (SPG between 1.008 and 1.015) and Sweet (SPG 1.015 and above)

*There will also be a Perry / Wine / Other drink category

*Additional Prizes will be given for the Best Cider Name and Best Label

An Apple / Cider Cake competition will again take place this year OPEN TO EVERYONE - to be judged on appearance and taste. Be as creative as you like !

Please RSVP so we can have an idea of numbers.

Any questions or queries please ask, you can email, find us on Facebook @Mill House Cider Museum and Follow us on twitter @MillHouseCider

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Dorchester Cider Festival 2024

Date TBC

Come and join us for this massive range of Ciders, Food Stalls and Live Music in Borough Gardens, Dorchester

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