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.
SHEEP

SHEEP

  • 6 April — 29 June 2019 *on now

Sheep is a project designed to create a dialogue around the upland landscape of Mid Wales. The exhibition will explore its history, heritage and culture as a sheep farming community, and in particular the ecology and future uses of the land in relation to current discussions about land management and the future of farming in Wales.

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

  • 19 June 2019 10:30am-12:30pm *on now
  • 26 June 2019 From 10:30am

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

Suitable for

  • Any age
Drawing Workshop

Drawing from the museum collection

  • 6 July 2019 3-4:30pm
  • 2 August 2019 10:30am-12pm

Guided by artist Ruth Koffer develop your confidence in your art and immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (includes materials)

Drawing Workshop

Drawing from a costumed model

  • 3 August 2019 3-4:30pm

Improve your drawing skills in the Museum’s atmospheric setting with costumes from the collection to inspire the imagination. Led by artist Ruth Koffer.
All abilities welcome. Open to everyone aged 10+

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£10 (includes materials)

A Summer's Night on the Tiles

A Summer's Night on the Tiles

  • 20 June 2019 From 7pm

Starting at the Museum, Alison Pierse will take you on a walking tour of Aberystwyth's mosaics. Book directly with Alison www.aberdabbadoo.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 (includes a drink)

On the Bride's Side

On the Bride's Side

  • 21 June 2019 From 6pm

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist fake a wedding and help five Palestinians and Syrians reach Sweden.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free (donations go to Khora humanitarian co-operative)

'Ensembles and Instrumentalists' from Penglais School

  • 24 June 2019 From 7pm

Another opportunity to hear the talented instrumentalists from Ysgol Penglais, with both solo instrumentalists and ensembles providing a varied programme.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Robotics Week

Robot Olympics

  • 24 June 2019 1-3pm

ROBOTICS WEEK
Engineer a robot to take part in our robotics challenges. A competition for teams from local primary schools.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Robotics Week

Robot Workshop

  • 25 June 2019 4-6pm
  • 27 June 2019 4-6pm

Craft your own robot from whatever parts you can find in our scrapheap. Drop-in workshop. All ages welcome
£1 per robot

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£1 per robot

Black Sheep

Black Sheep (2006) 15

  • 28 June 2019 From 9pm

On a farm in New Zealand an experiment in genetic engineering turns fluffy sheep into bloodthirsty, woolly killers!

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Earlybird: £5
Door: £6

She Shears

She Shears (2018)

  • 28 June 2019 From 7pm

Passion, purpose and determination! She Shears is the story of five woman competing in the gruelling world of competitive sheep shearing!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £5
Door: £6

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

  • 12 July 2019 From 7pm

Hickman and Cassidy combine soaring vocals, driving guitar and virtuosic fiddle in this evening of transatlantic folk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £10
Door: £12

Ceredigion Museum
Terrace Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AQ
Wales

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Website

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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