Ceredigion Museum

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Ceredigion Museum
Ceredigion Museum is located in Ceredigion
Ceredigion Museum
Location within Ceredigion
Established 1972 (1972)
Location Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
Coordinates 52°24′59″N 4°05′02″W / 52.4164°N 4.0838°W / 52.4164; -4.0838
Type Local museum
Owner Ceredigion County Council
Website www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=197

Ceredigion Museum is a museum in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales.

Location[edit]

Ceredigion Museum is located at the Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth. It is housed in a restored Edwardian Theatre, and is managed by Ceredigion County Council.

History[edit]

The museum was established in 1972 by the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society who gave it to the newly formed Ceredigion District Council in 1974. In 1996, it was transferred to Ceredigion County Council.

Exhibition & collection[edit]

The museum aims to reflect the rich history and archaeology of the county. There are notable collections of Welsh furniture, costume and many objects associated with the county's farming and agricultural heritage. There is a fine collection of taxidermy by the Hutchings family (1870s–1942) and many paintings by Alfred Worthington (1835–1925). The Museum organises temporary exhibitions on local history and art, and has displays at Lampter Library,; the Kite Centre in Tregaron and the Harbourmaster's office in New Quay. It also owns a cottage at Llanon which is open during most August afternoons.

Friends organisation[edit]

The Museum is supported by the Friends of Ceredigion Museum.

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