Local Heritage Resource Centre

RESEARCH UPDATE May 2021 – COVID-19

The Local Heritage Resource Centre remains closed to the public under current restrictions. We plan to re-open the museum and LHRC on Monday May 31st, and will post new information here if we are allowed to admit researchers any earlier than that. We are happy to answer queries by email (research@kingsbridgemuseum.org.uk) although this may take slightly longer than usual due to reduced staff. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

(Normal hours – currently suspended

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday : 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Wednesday (Extended hours) : 10.00am – 3.00pm

The Centre is open all year – except for the Christmas period.

Other times can be arranged by appointment.)

Research assistance is available.

Visitors have access to the following databases and facilities:

  • Collections (including archives and over 30,000 photographs)
  • Local History and Heritage (including maps, books, directories, etc.)
  • Tithe maps and apportionments
  • Local newspapers from 1855, on our microfilm reader/printer
  • Local Parish Registers, on microfiche
  • Kingsbridge Grammar School records
  • 1851 & 1881 Census printout of local parishes
  • Monumental inscriptions

And more …

We are also an access point for some Devon Heritage Centre archives.

Donations are requested for use of the Resource Centre. There are set charges for photocopying, printing and for use of the Microfilm reader, from 10p per photocopy.

Friends of the Museum and LHRC are entitled to FREE admission and use of the Resource Centre. To find out about becoming a Friend, download and print a form HERE. Apply for membership in advance or when you visit.

We also sell a range of historic photographs of the local area. Click HERE to view.

The Museum is run by an independent charitable trust, and its operations are not funded by national nor local authority. It therefore relies on your support through admissions, charging for services and donations etc. to enable us to continue to collect, preserve and share the history of the South Hams.

 
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