Community Apple Pressing

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October

Come along to the Museum and press your apples to get a lovely fresh juice from your own produce. We will have a chopping machine and apple press you can use on loan from the lovely Moor Sustainable team. Museum staff will be on hand to help and assist you.

To make this a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, please read the information below and contact us if you have any questions.

You must book a slot to use the equipment. We will not be able to accommodate people without a booking.

Booking is online only using this link.

How much does it cost?
There is a minimum charge of £10.00. This is the amount you will pay when you book.

On the day you will pay 20p/litre of juice pressed.

Payments on the day will be by card only.

How many apples can I bring?
The time slot you have booked for will last around 45 minutes. During that time you will chop, press and bottle your juice. We estimate that you can reasonably press 30-40kg of apples in that period.

We may need to stop you at the chopping stage if we think you can’t reasonably complete the task in the allocated time.

What equipment will you have?
On the day we will have a chopping machine and a press. Jugs and funnels will be available to allow you to bottle easily but please bring your own if you would prefer.

Do my apples need to be washed?
You must wash your apples in cold clean water before arriving. There is no washing facility on the day and apples must be clean to be processed.

Do I need my own bottles?
You can bring your own bottles to take your juice away or you can buy 2.5l plastic bottles from us. Payments on the day will be by card only.

How many people can I bring with me?
You can bring four people in your group including children. These must be people from your household or social bubble only. Please ensure that you get any children involved and/or that they are supervised at all times.

Can I bring my dog / cat / parrot?
Please leave all your animal friends at home. Exceptions can only be made for assistance dogs.

Where can I park my car or van?
On arrival, please turn from the road between the Museum and the Crown Inn. Go through the pub car park until you reach the marked apple pressing area, which will be beyond a fenced area.

There is a hard standing on the right-hand side. Please park considerately and leave any other vehicles space. It is likely that there will only be your vehicle and the people with slots before/after you. This should allow plenty of room for all.

Where will the apple pressing take place?
The apple pressing will take place in a grassed area adjacent to the Museum’s own orchard. This is just 4-5 metres away from where you will park your vehicle.

What do I do when I arrive?
Please remain near your vehicle until the Museum staff come over and speak with you. We will see you arrive and we will come and greet you when we are available. There is no requirement to go into the Museum’s reception.

What happens if it’s raining or windy?
If it is raining, then the event will continue. We will be putting up an open-sided marquee to provide some cover but please come appropriately dressed and with footwear suitable for wet grass.

If the wind is too high or there are storm conditions we may have to cancel the event. We would endeavour to let you know as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.

What measures are you taking regarding Covid-19?
Firstly, we are asking you only to attend if you are symptom free and have not knowingly been in contact with someone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

We will be using the details you provide on booking for the NHS Track & Trace scheme that the Museum is obliged to participate in.

Museum staff will ensure that each piece of equipment is sanitised between each user group.

Please ensure that you socially distance from staff and any other people outside your visiting group. There is no requirement to wear a face-covering but you can if you wish. The staff will wear a face covering under the circumstances that they need to support you with a piece of equipment.

Hand sanitiser will be available or feel free to bring and use your own. If you want to wear gloves you must bring your own. They must be tight-fitting to avoid the risk of gloves dropping into machinery.