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Art Gallery:Aberystwyth University Ceramics Gallery at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Art Gallery, free entry

SY23 3DE



Aberystwyth University’s Ceramic Collection is one of the major collections of studio ceramics in Britain and is particularly noted for its studio pottery of the period 1920-1940. The ceramics were originally part of the Arts and Crafts Museum of the University initially funded by the Davies sisters of Gregynog, Newtown.

The collection has fine examples of pottery by Bernard Leach, Michael Cardew, Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie, Norah Braden, Charles and Nell Vyse, William Staite Murray and Reginald Wells . The main collection was formed between 1920-1936 and since 1974 there has again been an active acquisitions policy and there is now a major collection of contemporary ceramics, including British, European, American, and Japanese studio pottery, 18th & 19th century Welsh and English slip ware, Swansea and Nantgarw porcelain, Art Pottery and Oriental ceramics.

In 1986 the display area was extended and a purpose built gallery was created on the ground floor of Aberystwyth Arts Centre where there is an ongoing programme of exhibitions and events.

The Ceramic Collection is now more than ever at the heart of teaching at the School of Art, as a teaching and research resource for staff and student.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening Details

Open all the time

Monday to Saturday from 9am - 8pm
Sundays 12 - 5pm.


Free entry

Free entry


SY23 3DE


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Map reference: SN 598818  Lat: 52.41617 Long: -4.06286

Situated at centre of main university campus in Aberystwyth - turning off A487. Free parking evening and weekends.

Aberystwyth train station is located 1 mile away with local transport linking the train station and campus as well as longer distances.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Aberystwyth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality