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.
Ceredigion Arts Society

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

  • 19 January — 23 March 2019 *on now

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.
Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb

Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb - Folk, Blues & Roots

  • 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
WE WANT DISCO!

WE WANT DISCO!

  • 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

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

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
Needle Felt Workshop

Needle Felt Workshop

  • 27 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)

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

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