‘MAKING a Splash’ is a new exhibition at Ceredigion Museum that takes a peep at bathing, the seaside and the Great British summer holiday.

Dip your toes into the museum and see what you might find hidden in the depths. The museum has been raiding its stores to find those wild and wonderful knitted swimming costumes as well as the bloomers and bikinis that our grandparents and parents wore to soak up the surf and sun.

The museum asked members of the public to send in images of themselves on holiday at the coast and have included some of these in the display too.

The display, which will be running from 14 July to 13 October, is in recognition of 2018 being the ‘Year of the Sea’.

Andrea De Rome, collection access officer at the museum in Aberystwyth, said: “Ceredigion has attracted visitors from far and wide since it first became known as the Brighton of Wales in the 1790s.”

By the time the train came to the coast in the 1860s, sea bathing and the idea of taking a holiday away from work and home, was very popular. It was also believed that sea bathing was good for your health.