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.
Making a Splash

Making a Splash

  • 14 July — 13 October 2018 *on now

Celebrating the 'Year of the Sea', this exhibition take s a nostalgic look at the customs and eccentricities that characterise the nation's relationship with the seaside.

Puppet shows, donkey rides, deck chairs, swim wear, seagulls, ice-cream, fish 'n' chips; rediscover how we spent our private leisure time in such a public arena, whatever the weather.

Visitors will have the chance to dress up, take family snaps and create their own postcards as a souvenir of their visit

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.
Walking Aberystwyth

Walking Aberystwyth with John Weston

  • 15 August 2018 10:30am-12pm *on now
  • 22 August 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 29 August 2018 10:30am-12pm

Discover Aberystwyth through the ages with local enthusiast John Weston. Starting and ending in the Museum Auditorium, Walking Aberystwyth will take you in a journey through Aberystwyth's buildings, people and history from 1277 until today.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb

Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb - Sing Around

  • 15 August 2018 From 7:30pm *on now

Gathering in a central circle, performers of acoustic music come together for Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb's Sing Around. Each performer takes a turn and invites the audience to join in if they wish.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Puppet Workshop

Puppet Making Workshop

  • 22 August 2018 2-4pm

Make your own puppet and be inspired by the museum's puppet collection and our temporary exhibition 'Making a Splash'.

English - 1st August 11am-1pm
Welsh - 22nd August 2pm-4pm

Suitable for

  • Any age
Puppet Show

Fflic a Fflac Puppet Show

  • 15 August 2018 2-3pm *on now

Follow the adventures of Fflic a Fflac on their holiday in Aberystwyth - fun and learning with colourful puppets.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Kids: £4
Adults: £2

The Hornettes

The Hornettes - Sounds of the Summer

  • 17 August 2018 From 7:30pm

Celebrate the sounds of the swinging 60s with The Hornettes. Join them and Ric Lloyd on keyboard for a night full of fun, song, sequins, comedy, beehive wigs and dancing to hit after hit from the Motown era, 60s Girl Groups and beyond.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8

Puppet Show

Living Daylights Puppet Show

  • 22 August 2018 1-1:30pm

A traditional Punch and Judy show in a traditional wooden boots was performed on the prom in Aberystwyth. Expect 'swazzles', sausages and raucous slapstick.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Kids: £4
Adults: £2

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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