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.
postcards from the First world War

Postcards from the First World War

  • 10 September — 18 October 2014

With a focus on Ceredigion, the Aberystwyth
Postcard club will be exhibiting a collection
of authentic postcards, alongside Ceredigion
museum artefacts, from the outbreak of war
in 1914. ‘Postcards from the First World War’
is the first of three exhibitions Ceredigion
Museum is organising to commemorate the
centenary of this conflict.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Spectacular sideshows

Spectacular Sideshows

  • 11 October 2014 — 3 January 2015

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.
art workshop

3D Model Making Workshop

  • 23 August 2014 11am-1pm *on now

Make a landscape inspired shoebox theatre in the Coliseum gallery. Be inspired by the landscape artworks on display. Drop in workshop.

Suitable for

  • Any age



photograph of ladybird

Project Wild Thing Film

  • 19 September 2014 6-9pm

More than just a film, Project Wild Thing is a growing movement to get more children outside and reconnecting with nature.

Doors open at 18:00 with activities for kids led by the RSPB and museum natural history object handling.

Film starts 19:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Donations gratefully received.



photograph of ww1 entertainment

Keep the Home Fires Burning

  • 26 September 2014 7:30-9pm

The Showtime Singers bring us an evening dedicated to the songs, poetry and writing of the First World War.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Please contact venue for further information.



Dylan Thomas

A Tribute to Dylan Thomas

  • 4 October 2014 From 7pm

Enjoy the film narrated by
Richard Burton.

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
For more details, check the special road show
programme, available online from September 2014.
FREE retro fun for everyone!

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