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.
Stories Exhibition

Stories, Quilts and a Crankie

  • 26 October 2019 — 4 January 2020

Stories, Quilts and a Crankie is an exhibition of folk art, illustration, quilts, film, storytelling, photography, artist books, and a crankie. With contributors from West Wales and West Virginia the exhibition celebrates the linked historical and contemporary migrations between Wales, Appalachia and beyond.
Exhibition opens 31 October, 6pm

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.
Orpheus

Orpheus

  • 15 November 2019 From 7pm

Orpheus is an ancient story of love, loss and adventure. A story of this world and the next. Told through a fusion of hair raising spoken word and original, live, soulful music, Orpheus sits in between spoken word poetry, an acoustic gig and a theatre show.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://ceredigionmuseum.cloudtickets.online/category/1/07-05-2019/to/05-05-2022

Wildwood Jack

Wildwood Jack

  • 17 October 2019 From 7:30pm *on now

Unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo Wildwood Jack’s melodic songs and outstanding fingerstyle playing draws influences from folk, country and world music. We are excited to welcome them back to Aberystwyth.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £6.50
Doors: £7.50

Website

https://ceredigionmuseum.cloudtickets.online/category/1/07-05-2019/to/05-05-2022

Penglais Musicians: Ensembles & Instrumentalists

  • 21 October 2019 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
Storytelling Festival 2019

Storytelling Festival 2019

  • 31 October — 3 November 2019

Celebrate the art of storytelling this Autumn with this jam packed festival. With stories told through voice, song, illustration and more, there will be a tale or two for everyone. www.ceredigionmuseum.wales

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Full Festival Ticket: £25
Each Evening: £10
Daytime Events Free

Website

https://ceredigionmuseum.cloudtickets.online/category/1/07-05-2019/to/05-05-2022

Gigspanner

Gigspanner

  • 5 November 2019 From 7:30pm

Reaching beyond the boundaries of folk audiences, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight’s trio Gigspanner delights all with their self-penned material rooted in sounds from the British Isles and rhythms from the equator.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £16
Doors: £18

Website

https://ceredigionmuseum.cloudtickets.online/category/1/07-05-2019/to/05-05-2022

Penglais Musicians: Lest We Forget, Music for Remembrance Day

  • 11 November 2019 From 7:30pm

An evening concert provided by the musicians from Ysgol Penglais, marking Remembrance Day. As part of the concert programme, there will also be a minute’s silence, followed by a performance “The Last Post”.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Father Christmas

Father Christmas

  • 7 December 2019 11am-3pm
  • 14 December 2019 11am-3pm

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

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.50

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

  • 13 December 2019 From 7:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a cosy evening of Christmas songs and festivities at the Museum with Showtime Singers and the Penglais School Music Department.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Winter Celebrations

HAKA JAZZ Christmas Special

  • 14 December 2019 From 7pm

Love jazz? Local events company HAKA Entertainment present a real Christmas jazz treat with renowned jazz musicians from Aberystwyth and beyond who will be coming together specifically for this special event.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £10
Doors: £12.50

Penglais Musicians: A Christmas Celebration

  • 16 December 2019 From 7:30pm

Join us for an evening of seasonal entertainment, provided by the singers and instrumentalists from Ysgol Penglais.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Hornettes

Hornettes Christmas Cracker

  • 20 December 2019 From 8pm

Join the girls for an evening of festive fun, music, games and much, much more! Dress code: dressed up festive fabulousness or dressed down Christmas casual.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://ceredigionmuseum.cloudtickets.online/category/1/07-05-2019/to/05-05-2022

Cabarela Nadolig

Cabarela Nadolig

  • 22 December 2019 From 7:30pm

Sweeping across Wales faster than Father Christmas, Cabarela brings us an evening of Christmassy Welsh language filth and wit. Organised by Gigs Cantre’r Gwaelod.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Earlybird: £20
Doors: £24

Website

https://ceredigionmuseum.cloudtickets.online/category/1/07-05-2019/to/05-05-2022

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

  • 22 December 2019 From 2pm

50 years ago this Christmas the Coliseum Cinema screened Disney’s Peter Pan. Join us here again this Christmas for fun with a ticking clock croc and some Tinker Bell magic.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Earlybird: £5
Doors: £6

Website

https://ceredigionmuseum.cloudtickets.online/category/1/07-05-2019/to/05-05-2022

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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