Ceredigion Museum

Ceredigion Museum
Terrace Road
SY23 2AQ


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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:


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.
Spectacular sideshows

Spectacular Sideshows

  • 11 October 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

Come one, come all, for a once in a lifetime chance to experience the museum’s collection as you’ve never seen it before.

Roll up, roll up and prepare to be marvelled by some of the worlds strangest curiosities. Featuring the extraordinary flightless toothed bird, the unbelievable two headed calf and the astonishing tale of the tiny tailor. Be they truth or be they trick?

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.
mask making

Mask Making Workshop

  • 25 October 2014 11am-4pm

Get ready for the Out on the Town masquerade ball, make a mask inspired by ‘‘Spectacular Sideshows’.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Out on the Town Roadshow

  • 27 October — 1 November 2014

The Ceredigion Heritage Youth Panel are on the road! We will be visiting Aberaeron, Lampeter, Llandysul, Cardigan and Tregaron; workshops, exhibitions and loads of other FREE retro fun for everyone!.

For more details, check the special road show programme, available online from September 2014.

Suitable for

  • Any age


  • 31 October 2014 From 6pm

A show for all ages. Walk around the museum after dark and be amazed as a variety of acts light up in front of you. Revolting refreshments. Come in your
Halloween costume.


Free -book your ticket for free entry

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball

  • 1 November 2014 From 8pm

Local bands, light refreshments, photo booth, chill out area and the official opening of the ‘Spectacular Sideshows’ exhibition and ‘Roadshow’ Grand Finale.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free -book your ticket for entry

Buster Keaton

Double Bill Buster Keaton Silent film Screening

  • 7 November 2014 From 7pm

We are extremely lucky to be
hosting another silent film
The Frozen North (1922)
The Navigator (1924)
With live piano
accompaniment by Stephen
£7.00 (Concessions £6.00)

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£7.00 (Concessions £6.00)

Circus Workshop

Circus Workshop

  • 15 November 2014 From 11am

Want to run away and join the circus?
Come and practise your circus skills at the museum. Inspired by ‘Spectacular Sideshows’.

Suitable for

  • Any age
lantern making

Lantern Making

  • 15 — 16 November 2014 11am-4pm
  • 22 — 23 November 2014 11am-4pm

Get ready for the lantern
procession; make your
own lantern and join the

Suitable for

  • Any age
Lantern procession

Lantern Procession

  • 28 November 2014 From 6pm

Aberystwyth will be hosting
a late night shopping event
as part of the Christmas
light switch on and lantern
procession. Drop in to the
museum and warm up with a
glass of mulled wine.

Owain Glyndwr square

Suitable for

  • Any age
Santa day

Santa Day

  • 13 December 2014 11am-1pm
  • 20 December 2014 11am-1pm

Join us for festive
workshops, mulled wine
and mince pies with musical
entertainment and Santa in
the museum cottage 11am
- 1pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£3.50 to see Santa

Christmas concert

Christmas concert

  • 19 December 2014 From 6pm

An evening of celebration
and entertainment.
Christmas carols, delicious
Christmas refreshments
including mulled wine and
mince pies.

Suitable for

  • Any age