Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

Contact Information

108 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1AW
01548 853235

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday:
10:30 am-5:00 pm

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum
Come inside the Old Grammar School and discover the story of Kingsbridge and the South Hams. In our galleries you will find both permanent displays and special exhibitions showing how the people of the area have lived, worked and played over many generations. The museum was opened in 1972 in the old Kingsbridge Grammar School buildings and was named after William Cookworthy, who was born in Kingsbridge, and who developed the first true hard-paste porcelain. Mrs Evelyn Northcott persuaded English China Clays Limited to rescue the derelict building and found a museum to collect and record the social history of the area. A highlight of your visit may be viewing our collection of photographs from the 1870s to the present day or a visit to our Heritage Resource Centre for personal research and access to our archives and local records. Whatever your interest there's something for all the family in this lively local museum, rain or shine.. Admission to the Museum in 2018 is £3.00 for adults and £2.50 for concessions, while no charge is made for children under 16.

Forthcoming events

No exhibitions or events are currently scheduled at Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum