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.
Closed: Christmas week
The museum displays objects of all ages from the county of Ceredigion (Cardiganshire). Most of the displays are of the Victorian period and later
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.
Go Home, Polish
- 25 April — 4 July 2020
Where and what is home? Polish-born, Welsh-resident, artist Michal Iwanowski asked himself this complex question after he saw the words “Go home Polish” scrawled on a wall in his home town Cardiff. What did this question mean to him? Should he really be going or was he already home? In April 2018 Michal set off on foot to find the answer. Go home, Polish documents one man’s journey between two places and the stories he discovered of homes lived, loved and sometimes lost.
- Any age
One More Day Less
- 18 January — 11 April 2020 *on now
One More Day Less is an exhibition of new work from Tregaron born painter Beth Marsden. Exploring the human and geological cycles of destruction and construction that govern our planet, Beth reflects on the hope that we embed in our constructed world and our horror at seeing it deconstructed. Through two-dimensional painting and three dimensional installation the work will talk of our obsessive need to build, expand and create, even while things disintegrate politically and environmentally.
- Any age
Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb - Folk & Roots
- 8 April 2020 From 7:30pm
- 22 April 2020 From 7:30pm
Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb invite all those who want to sing, play or listen to an evening of live music. For more information visit www.aberystwythfolkclub.co.uk
- Any age
Speaking Stones Storytelling with Milly Jackdaw
- 18 April 2020 From 2:30pm
Travel through time, legends and myths with storyteller Milly Jackdaw in this series of stories brought to life. See our website for story programme.
The Lepidoctor. A retelling of the original story by Mick Jackson. Meet by the museum Chemist display.
Baxter is an unusual child with unusual interests, a collector and repairer of old and unusual objects. We follow him on a daring adventure that begins with hiding out in the local museum.
Tales the Trolls Told. Norwegian Folktales told against the backdrop of the One More Day Less exhibition.
The story of Chocolate. Legends and myths of Central America from the Ancient Mayans. Where in the Universe did chocolate come from and why does it taste so delicious? Is it true that it is actually good for you?
- Any age
£5 (£3 for each additional child)
The Pirates of Penzance
- 2 — 4 April 2020 *on now
- 5 April 2020 From 2pm
Showtime Singers present The Pirates of Penzance, a light opera, by Gilbert and Sullivan that is a satire on the army, the police, and the British sense of duty. A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General, it boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history.
- Any age