Ceredigion Museum is a living mediator
between the past and present.
We aim to reflect the history of the county through material evidence. Ceredigion Museum is based at the Coliseum, Aberystwyth, with additional facilities Admission is free.  April - September  October - March
throughout the county.
Monday to Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday to Saturday
12:00 - 16:30
Ceredigion Museum is a vibrant, welcoming institution. The considered permanent displays attempt to deepen the understanding of the history and culture of the county to the community of Ceredigion and its visitors.
Ceredigion Museum is based at the Coliseum, Aberystwyth, with additional facilities
Admission is free.
April - September
October - March
The museum has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions and events, alongside the permanent displays. For further information please refer to our ‘What’s On’ page.
One of the primary purposes of the Museum’s collection is to make it available and accessible for viewing to members of the public. This is achieved by collecting, documenting, preserving and interpreting material evidence of Ceredigion's past for the community we serve.
The Museum is run by Ceredigion County Council.
Amusement without vulgarity
One of the finest and most unusual buildings in Aberystwyth is the Coliseum.
Built as a theatre in 1904-5 by David Phillips, it was the venue for at least 5,000 events including Eisteddfodau and political meetings.
It became a cinema in the early 1930s and was run by Harry Gale and his wife Olive. He choose the motto 'Amusement without vulgarity' for the cinema which ran until 1977.
The Ceredigion Museum took over the building in 1982. A booklet about the history of the building is available from the museum shop.
The museum collections web site
There are over 1500 illustrated pages of information about the museum displays and collections including a virtual tour of the museum on a separate site.
Ceredigion County Council is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.