The Portalis visitor experience at Ceredigion Museum.

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Ceredigion museum in the centre of Aberystwyth is a celebration of Welsh heritage, depicting the history of this fascinating county from across the ages. From farming to food, clothes and transport, the museum is home to a number of valuable collections. Along with the permanent exhibition, the museum is host to lively events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Ceredigion museum is a vibrant and welcoming place to visit and is housed in a restored Edwardian theatre that has been described ‘one of the most beautiful museum interiors in Britain'.Throughout the school holidays the museum runs activities for children, with fun fact quiz sheets, workshops and events.

A new permanent visitor experience introduced in 2023 features a display of Mesolithic and Neolithic artefacts from Ceredigion, unique storyboards that explore the earliest connections between Ireland and Wales and new educational resources for schools that includes VR headsets for pupils to explore a recreation of a Mesolithic settlement.

The MUSEUM CAFE AND SHOP
The museum shop is a unique shop selling gifts and souvenirs and a large range of wonderful items from postcards, to paintings, pocket money toys, arts and crafts, aprons and tea-towels based based on the museum’s collection and historical and factual books depicting Ceredigion’s fascinating past. Local artists and crafts people from the area also sell their products in the shop.

"IT HAPPENDED IN ABER - AUDIO GUIDED HISTORY WALK
Heritage is about so much more than dates and famous people and places and this audio tour captures stories that you would normally hear in a pub, at a school reunion or over coffee, The town walk begins and ends at the museum and will be of interest both to residents of Aberystwyth and to visitors who wish to learn more about the town’s colourful history and the characters, events and stories that have shaped it.

To access the audio tour go directly to the Ceredigion Museum website and you will be able to download the audio tour map or call into the museum to get a copy.

SCHOOL VISITS & SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Visits to Ceredigion Museum are free and are a fantastic opportunity for school children to learn about the history and culture of Ceredigion. Schools and colleges are welcome to visit the Coliseum at any time during normal opening hours (10am-5pm).

WEDDINGS AT CEREDIGION MUSEUM
With two stunning rooms to hold your ceremony in, a fully licensed bar and a choice of wedding breakfast options, Ceredigion Museum is the perfect venue for your special day.

The museum's café, shop and street level entrance and the museum is free entry and is a wonderful place to visit for tourists and local residents alike.

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Guide Prices

Ceredigion Museum ( free entry) has to be pre-booked via their website.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Suitability

  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The museum is above the Tourist Information on Terrace Road, 100 metres from the sea front. The main entrance stairs and lift to the Museum and Coliseum Coffee House is within the Tourist Information and Museum Gift Shop.

Short term parking spaces in local streets and along the Promenade: these are often full by 10 am. There are car parks on Park Avenue about 5 minutes walk from the museum. There is a Park and Ride service with parking from Park Avenue

Accessible by Public Transport: Aberystwyth station is 1 mile away.

Ceredigion Museum & Gallery

Type:Museum

Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AQ

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Tel01970 633088

Opening Times

* April - September Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
October - March Monday to Saturday 12:00 - 16:30
Closed Good Friday
Christmas Day to 2nd January inclusive

Related

Aberystwyth Tourist Information Centre, AberystwythCeredigion’s experienced Tourist Information Centre (TIC) staff will help you make the most of your visit to Ceredigion.

'It Happened in Aber’ Audio Guided History Walk, AberystwythThe Ceredigion Museum’s audio tour consists of a map and a series of stories relating to five Aberystwyth locations, and it begins and ends at the museum.

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