Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

History Revisited

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The Museum is now closed for the winter, re-opening on Monday 25th March 2019. We are preparing a new exhibition 'All the Fun of the Fair' to celebrate 50 years of Fair Week, and we would welcome your photographs, reminiscences and any small artefacts for display. The Resource Centre remains open all year for personal research.




Resource Centre

Welcome to the Local Heritage Resource Centre.

The Heritage Resource Centre is open Monday to Thursday 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon, Wednesday 10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m., and at other times by appointment.

Our volunteers will help you with your researches using our available records, including:

  • Parish records for many local parishes, on microfiche

  • Local newspapers from 1855 to date, on microfilm

  • Library of local history books and trade directories

  • Collection of maps including 6 inch Ordnance Survey maps, tithe maps and apportionments

  • Database of heritage photographs, dating from as early as the 1870s

There is a Devon Record Office service point. Printing and photocopying of Local History databases and other resources. Scanned prints from the Musem's collections, unframed, are available to order.

There is a small charge per session, and for printing and copying. Friends of the Cookworthy Museum may use the facilities free of charge (except the microfilm reader/printer).

If you are researching anything historical within the South Hams, you really should call in and have a chat as you never know what you might discover.  

Watch a short video explaining what is on offer at the centre.