Media Archive

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010
Ceredigion Museum is partnering BBC Cymru Wales as part of a pan-BBC project to tell the story of "A History of the World" through the objects humans left behind. Ceredigion Museum has added two artefacts to the Wales section of the new website www. which
Lead Artefact in Ceredigion Museum
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010
The Welsh word for lead is "Plwm", derived from the Latin word plumbum. Lead - together with smaller amounts of silver and copper was being mined in Ceredigion long before the Romans arrived. .
PLWM Heritage Weekend
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
PLWM’ heritage weekend 2010 is due to take place on the weekend of 29th and 30th May 2010. Walks will focus on the Pontrhydfendigaid area in Ceredigion,   and mine visits will include Frongoch, Abbey Consols, Cwm Mawr and Llwyn Malus and will be conducted by members of the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust.
Vale of Rheidol Railway from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge - Audio Project
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
The time has arrived for audio to become available on the Vale of Rheidol Steam train from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge.  We need to decide what it is we need to say about this beautiful route through Ceredigion’ uplands, 11 ¾ miles of scenic route, stopping at 7 little halts, before reaching the mountain terminus of Devils Bridge at 700 feet above sea level. The route is rich in heritage as it passes by 14 disused lead mine sites, through a Nature Reserve, past a HEP...
Ystrad Einion
Thursday, 17 December, 2009
Digital Past 2010 An event which PLWM may be featured at with its new 3D animation project underway is taking place in February 2010.  PLWM are working with the Royal Commission to produce a 3D animation of the workings of Ystrad Einion mine which will then be housed in Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth. Details of the event are below:
Mining For History in Cwm Rheidol a Huge Success!
Thursday, 1 October, 2009
Saturday September 12th was a memorable day for the Rheidol Valley. Not only was it one of the sunniest days of the summer but it was also the day on which about 150 came together to celebrate the heritage of the valley, its landscape and the people who live there. Although there was an emphasis on the past and on the metal mining industry that had been so important in forming the Cwm Rheidol community, a lot of information was also gathered about the lives of the people today and their own...
Open Doors Event a Success
Monday, 21 September, 2009
The Open Doors Weekend held up at Furnace and Ystrad Einion Mine on 12th and 13th of September was a huge hit with locals and tourists alike.  Not only did over 120 people turn up to go on the guided tours of the historial Furnace and nearby former mine site Ystrad Einion, people also brought good weather and requests for many more events like this in the future.  
Ffrwnais Dyfi Furnace 2009
Wednesday, 9 September, 2009
 An Open Doors European Heritage Weekend is taking place in Ceredigion, on the 12th and 13th September 09 which will mean that members of the public can come along for free talks and guided tours at Cadw’ scheduled monument at Dyfi Furnace, a charcoal blast furnace dating from 1755 (North of Aberystwyth) and the nearby former lead mine Ystrad Einion, both hidden industrial gems in Northern Ceredigion. PLWM are working with CADW to put on this event, which will take place from 10am...
Mining Relic at Cwm Rheidol
Friday, 14 August, 2009
Make a note of September 12th. It will be a day to discover hidden histories, listen to stories, reminisce, recollect and record. A very different sort of mining will be taking place in Cwm Rheidol near Aberystwyth on Saturday September 12th 2009. Instead of the lead and other minerals that were once mined in the valley and surrounding area, people will be joining in a project to collect and discuss the history and special character of the valley based on the mining heritage and local history....
launch of mining wheel in Pont-rhyd-y-groes
Monday, 29 June, 2009
A newly perfectly reconstructed heritage-mining wheel, which in the nicest possible way is a “fake” sits proud now in the popular tourism destination that is the uplands village of Pontrhydygroes. Visitors and community can now see the waterwheel in action for the first time and to celebrate this lovely picnic spot with picnic seating and information board on the mine the wheel was part of.