LATEST NEWS & EVENTS AT COOKWORTHY MUSEUM

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

25 MARCH – 31 OCTOBER

All the Fun of the Fair’ is our latest exhibition, celebrating 50 years of Kingsbridge Fair Week.

The ‘Choosing’ of the Fair Queen occurs annually. This year marks 50 years since Fair Week was relaunched in its present form. Above is a front page picture from the Kingsbridge Gazette, showing the six finalists for Fair Queen in 1969. We know who you are ladies – do you recognise yourself or anyone else?

THE NEW JACKET

25 MARCH – 31 OCTOBER

This jacket is a modern recreation of the type of jacket worn by Quakers, including William Cookworthy in his famous portrait.

We can now use this jacket for displays and also for events once the exhibition ends. The jacket was made by seamstress Mary McLellan, who has made costumes for theatrical and historical productions using appropriate materials.

It is now available to view in the ILBERT ROOM.

MUSEUMS AT NIGHT BBQ

Saturday 18 MAY

Come along and enjoy locally-sourced Food and Drink (Salcombe Brewery, Barrel & Still – formerly Kingsbridge Wine Room – and Lloyd Maunder Butchers) together with live music from Fiddlers on the Green in our beautiful garden.

Entry is FREE, just pay for food and drink.

LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP

Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 MAY

Want to come and make a small lantern for Kingsbridge Fair Week? As part of our Exhibition ‘All the Fun of the Fair’ celebrating Fair Week, we are running workshops for individuals or groups to make a lantern for only £3 per lantern.

The workshops run 11.00am – 4.00pm. Spaces are limited so booking in advance is required.

MUSEUM QUIZ

Monday 15 JULY

The usual fun and laughter and … lots of head scratching.  Can you answer all the questions?

Help raise funds for the Museum. Quiz starts 8.00pm at The Creek’s End on the Quay.

Entry is only £2 a person, teams of up to 6. Plus a raffle!

KINGSBRIDGE 800

Saturday 14 SEPTEMBER

Including Heritage Open Day.

Free entry for everyone and activities all day.

AUTUMN FAMILY DAY

Thursday 24 OCTOBER

Family Day from 10.30am – 4.00pm.

Lots of activities and refreshments available including home made cakes.

Entry is FREE for under 16s and only £1 for Adults.