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.
Go Home, Polish

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.

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.
One More Day Less

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Penglais Musicians: Ensembles & Instrumentalists

  • 16 March 2020 From 7:30pm

A second opportunity to hear some of the many smaller instrumental and chamber ensembles from Ysgol Penglais. Come and listen to a showcase of talent, as the groups showcase the programmes that they have prepared for the upcoming ‘Music For Youth’ and ‘Urdd Eisteddfod’ competitions.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Folk Clwb

Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb - Folk & Roots

  • 5 February 2020 From 7:30pm
  • 19 February 2020 From 7:30pm
  • 4 March 2020 From 7:30pm
  • 18 March 2020 From 7:30pm
  • 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

Suitable for

  • Any age
Queer Walk

Queer History Walk

  • 8 February 2020 1:30-3:30pm

Celebrating LGBT History Month, join Living Histories Cymru on a walking tour of Aberystwyth and meet some of the most impactful but alomost forgotten LGBT people of the town’s history.
Meet at Ceredigion Museum. www.aberration.org.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Moon, Stars and Sea

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Youth Theatre: The Moon, Sea and Stars

  • 11 — 13 February 2020

A collection of short stories told by young local storytellers. With song, puppetry, movement and more, our local young people will take you on a journey through Welsh, Irish and Portuguese folktales, urban myths and legends, and some stories that have never been told before!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Full: £11
Concession: £9
Available from Aberystwyth Arts Centre Box Office

Website

https://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/theatre/moon-sea-and-stars

Valentine Jazz

The Valentine Jazz Five

  • 14 February 2020 From 7:30pm

Back by popular demand, The Valentine Jazz Five will be returning to the Museum following their sell-out performance last year. Coming together exclusively for this event, the band are made up of renowned jazz musicians from Aberystwyth and beyond!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Truckstop Honeymoon

Truckstop Honeymoon

  • 22 February 2020 From 7:30pm

Hollering with all their hearts over a five string banjo and a doghouse bass, Truckstop Honeymoon live the life they sing about. Telling stories about the strangeness of everyday life, their music combines elements of bluegrass, music hall jazz, and straight up rock’n’roll.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £8
Door: £10

Speaking Stones

Speaking Stones Storytelling with Milly Jackdaw

  • 22 February 2020 From 2:30pm
  • 7 March 2020 From 2:30pm
  • 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?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 (£3 for each additional child)

Patagonian Bones

Patagonian Bones

  • 26 February 2020 From 7:30pm

Follow a team of archaeologists to the shores of Patagonia where a long-lost burial site has been found. Is it that of Catherine Roberts, the first Welsh woman to die in Patagonia shortly after the arrival of the first settlers or someone else entirely?

Suitable for

  • Any age
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog

  • 28 February 2020 From 8pm

Celebrating 10 years since the release of their second album, Dyddiau Du Dyddiau Gwyn, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog are setting off on a theatre tour of Wales with a collection of old favourites and new material.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £10
Door: £12

Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

  • 8 March 2020 From 7pm

The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler and directed by Bethan Dear will be performed by members of the local community. Written in response to 200 interviews with women, this performance is a V-Day fundraiser for The New Pathways centre in Aberystwyth (an organisation working across Wales to provide rape and sexual abuse support services)

Admission

Earlybird: £10
Door: £12.50

International Women's Day

  • 8 March 2020 3-6pm

An afternoon of craft, poetry, information and a performance from all women choir Arising who will perform songs that celebrate women’s lives and experience.

Suitable for

  • Any age
One More Day Less Workshop

One More Day Less Art Workshop

  • 14 March 2020 From 2:30pm

Art and storytelling workshop with artist Beth Marsden and storyteller Milly Jackdaw. Inspired by Beth’s collaborative projects with her own children, create an artwork as a family and then bring them to life with stories. Suitable for all ages!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6 (£4 for each additional child)

Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

  • 21 March 2020 From 7:30pm

Award winning folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro and guitar around beautifully written original songs and melodies

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £8
Door: £10

Open Mic Jazz

Open Mic Jazz Sessions

  • 26 March 2020 From 7:30pm
  • 30 March 2020 From 7:30pm

Calling all vocalists and instrumentalists! Join us at the Open Mic Jazz Sessions for an opportunity to perform, accompanied by the Museum’s house trio. Please bring sheet music or a lead sheet – or just come and listen.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

  • 1 — 4 April 2020
  • 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £8
Door: £10

50 Shêd o Lleucu Llwyd

  • 18 April 2020 From 7:30pm

Performing classic Welsh songs with a cheeky, modern twist, Rhys Taylor’s band 50 Shêd o Lleucu Llwyd is an evening not to be missed.

Admission

Earlybird: £15
Door: £20

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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