Ceredigion Museum

Housed in the fine old Coliseum Theatre, the Ceredigion Museum showcases the history of Aberystwyth and the county of Ceredigion.

Ceredigion Museum interior

Some of the collection in the main room of the Ceredigion Museum.

Exhibitions and displays chronicle life in the county from prehistoric times to today. There is a wide variety of well-presented displays which cover all sorts of topics including home and work life, agriculture and seafaring.

The diverse collection of items on display has many items donated by local people and includes items from farm equipment, to children's toys, to an unnerving collection of dentistry equipment.

There is a reconstruction of a 19th century Welsh cottage, and the museum is also home to the mechanism of the old town clock which stood at the top of Great Darkgate Street between 1856 and 1956. Still in working order, a small dial displays the time to passers by in Terrace Road below.

The collection is housed in the auditorium of the old Coliseum Theatre and Cinema. The building's history is reflected in the fascinating collection of old film and theatrical memorabilia.


As well as the permanent collections, there are regular temporary exhibitions on a range of topics in the auditorium, while the gallery displays touring exhibitions and local works.

Stairwell displays feature a range of local artwork, including many items by local artist Alfred Worthington.

Admission is free.

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Terrace Road
Aberystwyth SY23 2AQ

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