Ceredigion Museum

Ceredigion Museum
Terrace Road
SY23 2AQ


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Ceredigion Museum is housed in a restored Edwardian Theatre. It has been described as 'one of the most beautiful museum interiors in Britain'.

Ceredigion Museum is a vibrant, welcoming institution which through well thought out displays and exhibitions attempts to deepen the understanding of the history and culture of the county to the people of Ceredigion and its visitors.

We make accessible our collections and information about them, which we hold in trust for the community we serve.
This is achieved by collecting, documenting, preserving and interpreting material evidence of Ceredigion's past for the public benefit.

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Opening hours

October to March Mon-Sat 12.00-16.30
April to September 10.00-17.00

Closed: December / Mis Rhagfir 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, January / Mis Ionawr 1

Admission charges

Admission free

The museum displays objects of all ages from the county of Ceredigion (Cardiganshire). Most of the displays are of the Victorian period and later

Collection details

Social History, Costume and Textiles, Archaeology, Agriculture

Key artists and exhibits

  • The museum has a large collection of oil paintings by Alfred Worthington,1835-1925. There is also a fine collection of taxidermy by the Hutchings family of Aberystwyth who worked between the 1860s and 1942.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Beyond the Lens: An Introduction to Aberystwyth Camera Club

  • 17 January — 29 April 2014 *on now

Today it is a as strong as ever and the members are a diverse bunch, ranging from the professional, who has long since retired, to those who have just unwrapped their new image capturing device and want to know how to get the best from it. Aberystwyth Camera Club are proud and delighted to have been given this opportunity to show off our work. The collection on show reflects the diverse interests of its members, from the subjects to camera equipment. The equipment used to take and produce most of the printed images on display is digital but in some cases the old style of photography, the use of large format film and hours in the darkroom, are in evidence.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Museums at Night: The Shaking Tale Sigl-di-gwt

  • 16 May 2014 From 7pm

Dark encounters with the Otherworld of old Ceredigion, from lazy harpers to light footed fiddlers, from the from the lady of the Millpond to the Llanina mermaid, from Siani Pob Man to Sigl di Gwt. Grimm (this is only ‘mm’ if it refers to stories by the Brothers Grimm – otherwise, just one ‘m’) tales and traditional tunes and songs from the1850s and beyond, collected by Myra Evans of New Quay around west Wales, pieced together from scrubbing archives for old manuscripts and tramping old pathways in search of ivy covered ruins and misty memories of people long gone. Performed in a unique collaboration between two musicians and singers, and a visual artists and storyteller.

Running time 1 hour 20 mins, or two halves of 40 minutes each.
For older children, adults and lovers of dark fairy tales.


Tickets £5. Booking is advisable




The Shaking Tale/ Sigl di Gwt

  • 16 May 2014 From 7pm

performed in a unique collaboration between musicians,
singers and a visual artists and storyteller. For older children,
adults and lovers of dark fairy tales.
Fairy Tales and Folk Songs collected by Myra Evans of New
Quay restored to life by Ceri Owen Jones, harp and trombone
/ Elsa Davies, (fiddle and voice) / Peter Stevenson, (storyteller
and illustrations).

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+