Exhibition and Events at Ceredigion Museum
Along with the permanent displays the museum has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions and events.
Exhibitions are free; there is a charge for some events.
Ticket Information 01970 633088
The 9th Annual Conference of MOROL: Maritime Wales 2017, 9.30am—5pm. Panel session guests include Paul Huckfield (Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust), Andrew Davidson (Gwynedd Archaeological Trust), James Meek (Dyfed Archaeological Trust), Deanna Groom (RCHAMW), Andy Sherman (CITiZAN- Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, MOLA- Museum of London Archaeology)
Delve into the life and work of Welsh designer Laura Ashley, whose dreamy fashion typified the back to nature movement of the 1970s. The world became hooked on the label’s romantic silhouettes, nostalgic frills and floral prints. But there is so much more to her work. This exhibition illustrates the full range of her craft, dating from the 1950s through to the 1980s.
30 October - 6 January 2018 FREE
Can you survive a night in the Museum on All Hallows Eve?
Kids bring your sleeping bags, a torch and your adults for a spooky sleepover in the Museum and hope nothing goes BUMP in the night! There will be tricks, treats, games and Gremlins and a “survivor’s breakfast” for all that make it through the night!
What to bring in your survival kit:
Event curated by Abertoir.
Full: £8, Concession: £6
The Friends of Ceredigion Museum dare you to witness the murderous men of medicine William Palmer and Harvey Crippen in this ghoulish performance! Bringing stage frights from the Edwardian age back to life, will you deem this frightening pair guilty as charged?!
Audiences of 11+
“I bought my first Laura Ashley dress about five years ago to wear to a vintage Ball. I was delighted with it because I loved the fabulous 1970s purple colour, and the dragon-like design. I thought that I ‘needed’ a few more, and suddenly I had a collection.”
This talk offers an opportunity to meet collector Katie Taylor, whose compelling zeal for Laura Ashley garments will positively inform and enthuse all.
Create your own illustrated story using the museum collection as inspiration and visit our magic carpet to hear mystical snappy short stories.
1 November, 11am –12:30pm, 2:00pm –3:30pm
Free – donations welcome
11 November, 7.30pm
The Friends of Ceredigion Museum and Mid Wales Opera present The Bear. This hilarious one-act comedy tells the tale of the widow Mme Popova’s passionate squabbles with the rough-hewn debt collector Smirnov (the bear), culminating in a duel and an unexpected romance!
Performed in English, this intimate and hilarious show is a brilliant intro for audiences new to opera and great for all music lovers.
17 November, 8pm
The International Horror Festival of Wales, Abertoir is coming to the Ceredigion Museum! In association with the Aberystwyth Art Centre, Abertoir will be bringing a special night of murder, mayhem and gore to the Museum with a double bill of classic horror from two of Italy’s greatest cult directors. Visit www.abertoir.co.uk to find out what the mystery films will be, what else is on the Abertoir programme and to book tickets.
Full: £6, Concession: £5
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without The Muppet Christmas Carol! On the snowy streets of Victorian London join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and whole Muppet gang as they take on Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol.
1 – 4pm
£10 (includes all materials)
Linocut for beginners. Inspired by the museum collection and the museum’s Laura Ashley exhibition, learn how to cut your own linocut and create a print on fabric.
3.30 – 5pm
Light up the Town with your own beautifully crafted lantern. Learn how to make them at the Museum in association with Menter Aberystwyth.
10.30am – 1.30pm
Full: £6, Concession: £4
Create your own creative museum labels and be a museum curator. Get up close to the museum handling collection and be inspired. What would you say? How would you say it? In Poetry? Using word art? Using historical facts or through story? Let your imagination run wild and we will help you play with words.
The Friends of Ceredigion Museum invite you to an evening of festive frivolity at the Ceredigion Museum’s Mistletoe Masquerade Ball. With sumptuous food, seasonal drinks and swirling dances led by the Aberystwyth Welsh Folk Dance Group this is your chance to experience all the best bits of the festive season. Glamourous costume and a mysterious mask is a must, celebrate with friends, family or colleagues this Christmas.
11am – 3pm
Ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas! Father Christmas will be visiting us in the Museum with gifts and Christmas wishes for all his little elves. There will be FREE jolly Christmas craft activities.
Full: £6, Concession: £5
Twinkling lights, mince pies and traditional carols, join us for a cosy evening of Christmas festivities at the Museum.