Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 1.1 miles
Dolls House at Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum


Come inside the Old Grammar School and discover the story of Kingsbridge and the South Hams. Whatever your interest there’s something for all the family in this lively local museum, rain or shine. In our eight galleries you can explore a wide variety of exhibitions showing how the people of this area have lived, worked and played over many generations.

Inside the museum you will find –

- Displays of artefacts from the early history of Kingsbridge through to the present day

- A gallery of agricultural machinery and tools

- A collection of over 25,000 photographs of local interest

- Costumes from the 19th and 20th centuries

- Quizzes and trails, drawing and dressing up for the children – free admission for under 16s.

- Our resource centre with access to many local records and archives, including microfilm copies of local newspapers from 1855 to today. The Resource Centre is open Mon-Thurs 10am – 12 noon, and until 3pm on Wednesdays, other times by appointment. Our volunteers will help you with your researches using all our available records.

- And all this in our unique listed building and walled garden.

- Group tours, talks and outreach can be arranged in or out of season, please contact the Museum if you are interested.

Check our What’s On page for details of our special events during the year. The Museum galleries are open Monday to Saturday in season, 10.30am – 5pm (4pm in October). We hope to see you soon!

 £3 Adults, £2.50 Concessions, Free for under 16’s.



09 May

Plant Sale & VE Afternoon Tea

0.2 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

Head to the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum for their annual plant sale in the walled garden, this year accompanied by an afternoon tea to celebrate the...

16 May

Museums at Night

0.2 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

Join in with Museums at Night by visiting the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum on 16th May for their open evening and BBQ in the walled garden.

05 Sep

Museum at the Show

1.1 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

Come and find us as the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum has a stall at the Kingsbridge Show on Saturday 5th September...

12 Sep

Heritage Open Day

1.1 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

Free entry to the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum and a chance to see behind-the-scenes...

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