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

Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00

Closed: Christmas week

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.
Seren Morgan Jones

Seren Morgan Jones - It's About Time

  • 20 January — 14 April 2018

Seren Morgan Jones was born in Aberystwyth, Wales.
With women as a central theme in her work Seren creates images using elements of classical painterly language, with a subtle contemporary, feminist twist.
The exhibition brings together portraits from two bodies of Seren’s previous work; ‘History’s Eyes’ documenting Welsh women from the 19th century and ‘Portraits of Protesters’ looking at welsh suffragists at the beginning of the twentieth century. Pieces from the Museum’s welsh costume collection, which Seren drew inspiration from, will also form part of the exhibition.

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.
BBC Radio 4's Any Questions

BBC Radio 4's Any Questions

  • 19 January 2018 From 6:30pm *on now

The Coliseum has hosted political debates since it opened in 1905. Emeline Pankhurst rallied support for the suffragettes here in 1911. Now you can join the BBC’s Any Questions audience and take part in a live political debate on Radio 4.
Live Broadcast at 8.02pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, but must be booked through sarah.Morton@Ceredigion.gov.uk

Love Welsh Poetry

Love Welsh Poetry for Santes Dwynwen & Saint Valentine

  • 25 January — 14 February 2018

Love at the Museum Season
Rekindle your love for Welsh romance through our poetry trail.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Love Your Museum

  • 28 January 2018 10am-3pm

Love at the Museum Season
Come along share your enthusiasm for the Museum collection and the heritage of Ceredigion. Try traditional crafts, get up close to museum objects and bring a special object that you love. Lots of hands-on fun for all the family. Meet our Museum Friends and Volunteers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £8 (includes FREE Friends membership for 2018)
Children: £3 (under 5s are FREE)

Dr Jacqueline Jeynes

Dr Jacqueline Jeynes - Walking Wales, The Art Lovers Guide to Wye Valley Way

  • 9 February 2018 From 6:30pm

Love at the Museum Season
“The challenge of committing yourself to 15 days walking over mixed terrain as a pensioner is significant, of course, and should not be under-estimated. But I love a challenge!”
Author, travel writer and art historian Dr Jacqueline Jeynes will talk about her trek along the Wye Valley Way, using both her own photographs and works by early artists.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Andy Watts

Andy Watts - A Mellifluous Meandering Evening at the Museum of Love

  • 10 February 2018 From 7:30pm

Love at the Museum Season
Celebrating our Love at the Museum Season the Friends of Ceredigion Museum are excited to present an evening with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andy Watts.
Flying to fame with the platinum selling group The Seahorses, Andy has also toured with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones and the John Butler Trio.
Museum of Love will be an intimate performance of Andy’s solo material.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Full: £6
Concession: £5

Chocolat

Love Latin Workshop & Chocolat

  • 14 February 2018 From 6:30pm

Love at the Museum Season
6.30 – 7.30pm - Love Latin dance workshop
£3
Get your pulses racing this Valentine’s Day with our Love Latin dance workshop. Come with a partner or find one here, all welcome.

7.30pm – Chocolat
Full: £6, Concession £5
In the mood to swing? Aberystwyth’s very own gypsy jazz band Chocolat will be performing.

Tapas for lovers
£12/person
The Coliseum Coffee House will be offering tapas tasters to give your evening a delicious twist.
Pre booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Love Latin Dance Workshop:
£3

Chocolat:
Full: £6
Concession: £5

Tapas for Lovers:
£12/person (pre booking essential)

Portrait Workshop

Inspired Portraiture Workshop

  • 17 February 2018 1:30-4:30pm

Inspired by Seren Morgan Jones’ exhibition and the museum collection we will guide you through the process of creating your own portrait using photographic, print and collage techniques.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£10 (booking essential)

Magic Carpet

Stories from the Magic Carpet

  • 20 February 2018 2-4pm

Our museum magic carpet is ready for take-off!! Come and sit on the carpet and listen to short stories based on characters in the museum collection and Seren Morgan Jones’ temporary exhibition. Hear stories told by local story tellers and make a story dice to inspire your own story making.

Suitable for

  • Any age
HOOK

Sea Shanty Sleepover at the Museum

  • 21 — 22 February 2018 7pm-9am

Shiver me timbers! Calling all pirates, deep sea creatures and buccaneers, we invite you and your adults to sleep under the waves at the Ceredigion Museum. With nautical knots, sea shanties, pirate's breakfast and a ticking clock croc, it will be an adventure not to be missed!

Film - HOOK (U)
See our website for treasures and essentials to bring and book your ticket early!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Kids: £20
Adults: FREE
Age Restrictions: Age 8-13

Ceredigion Museum
Terrace Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AQ
Wales

Website

Museum website

http://www.ceredigionmuseum.wales/

Collections information and Virtual Museum Tour

pilgrim.ceredigion.gov.uk

E-mail

museum@ceredigion.gov.uk

Telephone

24 hour answerphone

01970 633088

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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