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.
- 11 July — 27 September 2015 *on now
For centuries, continental Europeans have come to Wales for numerous reasons. During the Romantic period some came seeking a rural idyll, whilst others in the Victorian era travelled as industrial spies; and during times of war many refugees escaped to Wales to find shelter from persecution. The exhibited artwork by numerous European artists shows Wales in its many facets, ranging from idyllic landscapes to industrial centres and portraits of the people living in Wales.
- Any age
WI celebrates 100 years
- 7 August — 26 September 2015
This is a historic year for all WI members.
Ceredigion Museum will be helping with the centenary celebrations. Historic information about the first local meetings, the activities and campaigns that the many WI groups in Ceredigion have worked on will be featured, together with items of interest involving education, community news and national events.
- Any age
EuroVisions Mini Food Fiesta
- 14 August 2015 11am-2:30pm
Love European food? – from pasta to schnitzel the variety and range is boundless! Food workshops, food to sample and buy in the museum auditorium.
An opportunity to come and find out more about European foods; with specialists from the Aberystwyth area.
- Any age
Film Screening: Sleep Furiously
- 4 September 2015 From 7pm
Set in a small farming community in mid Wales, this is a portrait of a landscape and population that are changing rapidly as the old ways and generations are dying out. A poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire.
£7 (Concessions £6)
Landladies, Harpers and Guides
- 12 September 2015 From 2pm
Landladies, Harpers and Guides: Providing Services for Tourists in Wales, 1770-1870.
A talk by Michael Freeman.
While tourists came to Wales mainly to experience the landscape, they needed accommodation, transport, guides, entertainment and souvenirs which the people of Wales provided, to their mutual benefit.
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