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.
Margaret Jones: Celebrating 100

Margaret Jones: Celebrating 100

  • 27 October 2018 — 5 January 2019 *on now

Award winning illustrator Margaret Jones is 100 years old this year. To celebrate the occasion Ceredigion Museum is mounting an exhibition of original illustrations and preparatory drawings, owned by the Jones family. Also on display will be archive photo albums and unpublished books giving a previously unseen private view of the artist and her life.
Exhibition opens 27 October, 2pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Ceredigion Arts Society

Inspired by History - Exploring the Prehistoric, Celtic and Roman Treasures of Ceredigion by Ceredigion Arts Society

  • 19 January — 23 March 2019

An exhibition of new work by Ceredigion Arts Society inspired by the past - with work drawn from Ceredigion's rich history from stone-age to Roman occupation. The exhibition will include artworks inspired by the museum collection in various media.

Suitable for

  • Any age
SHEEP

SHEEP

  • 6 April — 29 June 2019

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.
Father Christmas

Father Christmas

  • 15 December 2018 11am-3pm

Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas! Visit Father Christmas in his cosy Christmas cottage this winter!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.50 (booking essential)

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

  • 14 December 2018 From 7pm

Join us for a cosy evening of Christmas festivities at the Museum with Showtime Singers and Sgarmes.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Winter Solstice Celebration

Winter Solstice Celebration

  • 21 December 2018 From 7:30pm

Sing out the old, sing in the new and find warmth in the depths of winter with Rapscullion and friends.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Cabarela Nadolig

Cabarela Nadolig

  • 23 December 2018 From 7pm

Sweeping across Wales faster than Santa, Cabarela brings us an evening of Christmassy filth and wit. With the dirty parodies of Divas a Diceds, the no holds barred satire of Hywel Pitts and a few surprises all presented by the sassy Sorela sisters, it’s a perfect excuse for a party. Organised by Gigs Cantre’r Gwaelod. Welsh language.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£15

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins (1964)

  • 23 December 2018 From 1:30pm

This Christmas will be...Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious with Mary Poppins!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Full: £6
Concession: £5

Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb

Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb - Folk, Blues & Roots

  • 16 January 2019 From 7:30pm
  • 20 February 2019 From 7:30pm
  • 6 March 2019 From 7:30pm
  • 20 March 2019 From 7:30pm
  • 3 April 2019 From 7:30pm
  • 17 April 2019 From 7:30pm

Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb invites all those who want to sing, dance, play or listen to an evening of live acoustic music.

Portland Street entrance opens at 7:30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age
Chamber Recital

Chamber Recital

  • 21 January 2019 From 7pm

Showcasing the music department's best talent, an evening with Penglais School's A Level music students

Suitable for

  • Any age
Love Welsh Poetry

Love Welsh Poetry - Santes Dwynwen to Saint Valentines

  • 25 January — 14 February 2019

Rekindle your love for Welsh romance through our poetry trail

Suitable for

  • Any age
Ladies of Llangollen

An Extraordinary Female Affection - The Life and Love of the Ladies of Llangollen

  • 1 February 2019 From 6:30pm

It is 250 years since the Honourable Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler met in Ireland. Ten years later they caused a stir by running away together and settling at Plas Newydd, Llangollen in North Wales. Join us to celebrate LGBTQ History Month with this fascinating tale of life and love, from Living Histories Cymru.

Local author Mike Parker will open the evening with a reading from his new book On the Red Hill, a reflection on queer life in rural Wales.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Full: £6
Concession: £5

WE WANT DISCO!

WE WANT DISCO!

  • 2 February 2019 From 7:30pm
  • 6 April 2019 From 7:30pm

Aberystwyth Disco Committee bring you the first WE WANT DISCO! Pull on your disco shoes and join the fabulous Bronglais Hospital radio star Lady P and friends for a night of dancing.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £6
Door: £8

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

  • 7 — 9 February 2019

Oscar Wilde's sublime comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest features mistaken identity, multiple christenings, a flirtation between a rector and a governess, and a large and capacious handbag. It's vivacious wit, memorable characters and enthralling plot still entrance audiences today.

This production by the Nomadic Players is directed by Leora Wadler & Oliver Turner.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £5
Door: £6.50

HAKA Jazz

HAKA Jazz Night - Valentine Jazz

  • 14 February 2019 From 7pm

Love jazz? Local events company Haka Entertainment bring to you the third in their series of jazz nights. Renowned jazz musicians from Aberystwyth and beyond will be coming together specifically for this very special event. With a glass of fizz on arrival, this is a Valentine's occasion to remember.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (including a glass of prosecco)

Wedding Fair

  • 24 February 2019 11am-3pm

Celebrating the launch of Ceredigion Museum as a licensed wedding venue, the museum will be hosting a spectacular wedding fair organised by Calon Events.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Patagonia

Patagonia (2010)

  • 27 February 2019 From 7pm

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Aber-Esquel town twinning agreement, The Aberystwyth and Esquel People in Partnership Association and Ceredigion Museum will be screening the British-Argentine drama film Patagonia starring Welsh actors Matthew Rhys and Nia Roberts.
15

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
Llwybr Llaethog

Llwybr Llaethog - Parti Pen-blwydd 34

  • 2 March 2019 From 7:30pm

Seminal anti-establishment North Walian production outfit Llwybr Llaethog have been creating strange dub sounds using an all manner of technology since 1985. These iconic inventors of Welsh-language hip-hop will be joined by bilingual beat-boxer and live looping artist Mr Phormula for a night out as diverse as the Welsh landscape.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £10
Door: £12

Women Over Fifty Film Festival

Women Over Fifty Film Festival

  • 8 March 2019 From 7pm

Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF) champions the work of older women on screen and behind the camera. Every WOFFF film has a woman over 50 at its centre on screen or behind the lens as the writer, producer or director. We invite everyone to celebrate International Women's Day in Wales with an evening programme of 10 short films that promise to amuse, astound and agitate. Plus, Nuala O’Sullivan, founder and director of WOFFF, will be in conversation with local filmmakers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Full: £6
Concession: £5

Voice of Fire

Listen to the Voice of Fire

  • 15 — 16 March 2019 From 8pm

Eclectic – Electronic - Experimental, a platform for sonic art in Aberystwyth. Over two evenings, Listen to the Voice of Fire will bring us exciting and wondrous performances from the experimental music scene.

Friday 15 – Sharron Kraus, Laura Netz, Bell Lungs and Itdreamedtome

Saturday 16 - Kitchen Cynics, Ashtray Navigations and Hawthonn

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Each night:

Earlybird: £10
Door: £12

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

  • 22 March 2019 From 7:30pm

Mixing traditional song arrangements with (increasingly) their self-penned material, Dartmoor’s captivating and award-winning duo reel across folk, rock, country and blues. From the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive they take you on an eclectic emotional see-saw of a journey.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15

Mother's Day

Treat for Mum - Posh Prosecco Afternoon Tea

  • 31 March 2019 12-4pm

Treat the special lady in your life this Mother's Day with a glass of bubbles and a delicious afternoon tea date with you! Pop in to the Coliseum Coffee House for the full menu of scrumptious treats. Vouchers available for the perfect gift.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Up to £12 / person (booking essential)

Future Landscapes

Future Landscapes Symposium

  • 5 — 6 April 2019

To accompany the Sheep exhibition, this cross-disciplinary symposium ‘Future Landscapes’ will include speakers from farming communities, curators, policy makers, scientists, geographers and artists. The symposium will explore dialogues around the future of our rural farming landscape through panel discussions, field trips and workshops.

Email alice.briggs@ceredigion.gov.uk to express an interest in attending.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10
Email alice.briggs@ceredigion.gov.uk to express an interest in attending.

Patience from the Showtime Singers

  • 11 — 13 April 2019
  • 14 April 2019 From 2:30pm

This light opera, by Gilbert and Sullivan pokes fun at the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880 and the eccentric affectations of barely-disguised Victorian celebrities, including Oscar Wilde and his followers. Pretentious poets, swooning maidens, hearty milkmaids and posturing soldiers galore, all become targets of Gilbert and Sullivan’s razor-sharp wit. It also boasts probably Gilbert’s sharpest lyrics and one of Sullivan’s most scintillating scores.

Doors open 7.30pm plus Sunday matinée 14 April, doors open 2.30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Full: £10
Concession: £8

Needle Felt Workshop

Needle Felt Workshop

  • 13 April 2019 12:30-4:30pm

Learn how to make a beautiful needle felt sheep using Welsh wool with artist Ruth Packham.
Age 14+

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

£22 (limited places, booking essential)

Woolly Workshop

Woolly Workshop for Families

  • 18 April 2019 2-4pm
  • 23 April 2019 11am-1pm

Get creative this Easter in our woolly workshop for families.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Ceredigion Museum
Terrace Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AQ
Wales

Website

E-mail

museum@ceredigion.gov.uk

Telephone

24 hour answerphone

01970 633088

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