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.

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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.
Bwlchdigi Propaganda Digibox


  • 6 February — 1 May 2016 *on now


A digital collection of sound, film and images about war and contemporary conflict, created by young people from across South West Wales and inspired by the poster exhibition ‘Posters of the First World War: The Passion, Propaganda and Print’.

sword of justice

Posters of the First World War

  • 6 February — 1 May 2016 *on now

The First World War redefined the meaning and scope of propaganda. This powerful selection of original First World War posters illustrates the various means by which the government targeted the general public with propaganda on an industrial scale.

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.

Adventure Film Night

  • 12 February 2016 7-10pm *on now

Two British adventurers travel and explore Iran’s longest river, the Karun. But they find that cultural differences run deeper than they’d realised and the once-calm waters of the Karun turn nasty…
Operation Moffat is a film that takes inspiration and wit from the colourful climbing life of Britain's first female mountain guide, Gwen Moffat. Grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security, wilderness over tick lists, writer Claire Carter and Jen Randall climb, run, scramble and swim their way through some of Gwen's most cherished British Landscapes.

Silhouette Special

Silhouette Special

  • 13 February 2016 11am-1pm

Experiment with shadows and silhouettes. A family workshop inspired by the Posters of the First World War exhibition.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
Photo mania


  • 17 February 2016 11am-1pm

Create your own take on a WW1 snap shot; what do you think they were thinking. A family workshop inspired by the Posters of the First World War exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


  • 20 February 2016 2-3:30pm

Michael Freeman will present a talk on the history of conscientious objectors in Ceredigion during WW1 based on his research into digitised newspapers and County Appeal tribunal papers.



  • 27 February 2016 7-11pm

Local comedians and musicians will come together to showcase their talents live on one stage. Alternating Comedy and Music for an emotional roller-coaster evening, you will laugh, be in awe and cheer along at our chilled Comedy and Music evening.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17



Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

  • 4 March 2016 7:30-9:30pm

The words “propaganda” and “cinema” cannot be uttered in the same sentence without mentioning Eisenstein’s historic masterpiece, which influenced filmmakers for generations to come. The film, deemed too shocking in its day more for its violence than its communist heart, is based on the true story of a Russian naval mutiny that resulted in rioting and massacre.


£7.00 (£6.00)

Ceredigion Museum
Terrace Road
SY23 2AQ


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01970 633088


01970 633084

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