The Museum was opened in 1972 in the old Kingsbridge Grammar School buildings. Mrs Evelyn Northcott persuaded English China Clays Ltd to rescue the derelict building and found a museum to collect and record the social history of the area.
The Museum was named after William Cookworthy (1705 – 1780), who was born in Kingsbridge and who developed the first true hard-paste porcelain (“china”).
About the Collections
Click HERE to view the rooms in which our Collections are housed.
About the Photo Archive
Click HERE to view some examples of our extensive collection of historical photographs of the local area.
Who we are:
The Museum is run by a small committee and just one full-time paid administrator. We also have a team of committed volunteers and stewards, without whom the Museum could not function.
Click HERE to find out how YOU could help.