Ceredigion Museum

Interior of a theatre which ahs been converted into a museum gallery
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10.30-16.00
Sunday 12.00-16.00

Closed: Christmas week and Good Friday

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.
Hollow Boxes

Hollow Mining for Stories

  • 14 May — 10 July 2016 *on now

Cardboard boxes are filled with objects that were once the fabric of the lives of others. If you were the archivist what history would you tell?
This exhibition encourages the public to mine the ore of these objects, transforming them through story and symbol, exploring the idea that the universe is made of stories, not atoms.

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.
Treasures and Tales

Treasures and Tales

  • 1 June 2016 10am-3pm

£10 per child 7-11 years old
Booking essential: alice.briggs@ceredigion.gov.uk or call 01970633088
Please include a lunchbox for your child.
Further workshop and performance to follow on Saturday 18th June 10am-3pm with performance at 7pm

In the first day you will work with theatre maker, Kerrie Reading who specialises in making theatre with and for young people. Here you’ll explore and create stories using the objects you discover and by the end of the first day you will have created stories and characters. You will then have the opportunity to participate in a further day where you’ll play, create and explore different ways in which to make your stories into a performance.

The performance will happen on the evening of the second workshop at 7pm.

Come and be an explorer, an historian, a miner… open the box and let your imagination run wild.

NB you are welcome to come along to one or both of the workshops.

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

£10.00 7-11 years old

Gold of Bengal

Gold of Bengal

  • 29 July 2016 7-10pm

INNOVATION ABOARD! Nomads of the Sea created a low tech catamaran ambassador and took it on a great expedition - which they then hope to promote and distribute around the world.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7 (£6.00)

Ceredigion Museum
Terrace Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AQ
Wales

Website

Museum website

museum.ceredigion.gov.uk

Collections information and Virtual Museum Tour

pilgrim.ceredigion.gov.uk

E-mail

museum@ceredigion.gov.uk

Telephone

24 hour answerphone

01970 633088

Fax

01970 633084

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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