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.
Closed: Christmas week and Good Friday
The museum displays objects of all ages from the county of Ceredigion (Cardiganshire). Most of the displays are of the Victorian period and later
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.
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.
- Any age
Treasures and Tales
- 1 June 2016 10am-3pm
£10 per child 7-11 years old
Booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
£10.00 7-11 years old
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.
- Any age
Collections information and Virtual Museum Tour
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