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.
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EuroVisions: Opening night

  • 10 July 2015 From 7:30pm

You are warmly invited to join us for the opening of EuroVisions, Wales through the Eyes of European Visitors, 1750–2010.
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.

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EuroVisions

  • 11 July — 27 September 2015

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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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.

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.
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‘Martyred Belgium’

  • 21 July 2015 From 7pm

‘Martyred Belgium’: The Belgian National Fete of 21 July 1915.
Dr Rhian Davies, Artistic Director of the Gregynog Festival, gives an illustrated talk about the distinguished Belgian refugee musicians who fled to Mid Wales during the First World War. One of their most striking concerts took place at Aberystwyth’s Coliseum Theatre, now Ceredigion Museum, 100 years ago today.
Free

Website

https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=197

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Legendary Workshops

  • 22 — 23 July 2015 11am-3pm

Help us build our giant ‘Legendary Monster’ ready for Aberystwyth Carnival and Fiesta Aber-Esquel. Then join us at the carnival on the 25th of July or at the Fiesta on July the 28th dressed as a legendary character. Who will you be? Come along to the legendary workshops and complete the ‘Museum Monster Trail’ to help you decide.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Website

https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=197

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Druids, Romans and death: exploring the treasures of the Bowen Gallery at Ceredigion Museum

  • 23 July 2015 11am-12pm

Museum gallery tour/talk with Dr Toby Driver.
Do you want to find out more about the pieces of pottery, stone and metal in the Ceredigion Museum but were afraid to ask? Discover how one of Wales' finest prehistoric shields was pulled from a local bog. Find divination 'spoons' used by Iron Age priests and discover the horrors of Iron Age warfare. Learn about the special finds discovered at the most remote Roman villa in Wales.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1720

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Fiesta Aber-Esquel

  • 28 July 2015

Marking 150 years since the first Welsh settlers landed in Patagonia

The museum is working with Aberystwyth Esquel People in Partnership Association (AEPPA) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Welsh colony in Patagonia in the town on the 28th of July.

Music, storytelling and art workshops for people of all ages, on the Kings Hall Piazza, at the museum and at Arad Goch; celebrating Welsh and Latin music, culture and history.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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MusicFest

  • 30 — 31 July 2015 From 1pm

Musicfest is a popular annual festival of classical music. MusicFest Fringe offers free performances by local musicians, guest artists, Junior Fellows and Summer School Students presenting a mix of classical, folk and jazz music in venues in and around Aberystwyth.

Free

Suitable for

  • Any age
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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.

Free

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=197

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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.

Admission

£7 (Concessions £6)

Website

https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=197

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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.

Free

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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