Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum
The Old Grammar School
108 Fore Street


Cookworthy Museum website

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01548 853235

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The Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum is an independent museum, founded in 1971. It is housed in the Grade II listed 17th century former Grammar School, a well-known landmark in Kingsbridge.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

March-September Mon-Sat 1030-1700 Last entry 1630
Closed Sun
October Mon-Sat 1030-1600 Last entry 1530
Closed Sun
Open all year round
Mon-Thurs 1000-1300
Wed 1000-1600
or by appointment

Admission charges

Adults: £2.50
Children: £1.00
Concessions: £2.00
Family ticket: £6.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)


  • Museums Association

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Medicine, Archives, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Exhibition poster for Keep the Home Fires Burning

Keep the Home Fires Burning

  • 31 March — 1 November 2014 *on now

Come and explore the impact of the First World War in the South Hams. With a display of photographs and personal artefacts discover some fascinating and surprising stories about the people and places affected by the war.


Standard Museum Entry charges apply:
£2.50 Adult
£2.00 Concessions (OAP & Student)
£1.00 Children
Under 5's Free
Group discount available, contact the museum for more information.


Keep The Home Fires Burning: The South Hams Through The First World War

  • Until 1 November 2014 *on now
  • From 31 March 2014

Come and discover the stories of the First World War in the South Hams. Featuring a fascinating and poignant collection of photographs, documents & objects that tell the stories of the local people and places that were affected by the First World War.


Standard Museum Entry Charges Apply

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Paint Brushes

Autumn Family Day

  • 30 October 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

Plenty to see and do for all as part of the Family Arts Festival and The Big Draw. As well as a chance to visit the museum at reduced entry, we will have lots of drawing activities, including a big draw of Fore Street, chalk drawing in our walled garden (weather permitting) and many other activities for the whole family to be creative.

Members of the South Hams Art Forum will be in the museum and you can watch them drawing and sketching. There will also be our apple peeler and corer for you to have a go on and the usual museum family activities including our very popular duck quiz.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults and concessions £1.00, children free.