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!

CELEBRATE START BAY

Sunday 4 AUGUST

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum will have a stall at the ‘Celebrate Start Bay’ event at the Slapton Ley Field Centre, Sands Road, Slapton, Kingsbridge TQ7 2QP (11.00am – 5.00pm).

For more infomation please call 01548 580466.

LOVE YOUR PARK

Sunday 11 AUGUST

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum will also have a stall at the ‘Love Your Park’ event on the Recreation Ground in Kingsbridge (11.00am – 4.00pm).

Come and visit us!

RNLI TIME CAPSULE DROP-IN SESSION

Saturday 24 AUGUST

9.30am – 1.00pm : Kingsbridge Library

As part of the Celebrations for 150 years of the Salcombe RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum and Salcombe Maritime Museum are collecting material from local people to go in a time capsule to be installed in the base of two commemorative statues (created by local sculptor Jim Martins), one in Kingsbridge and one in Salcombe. We are looking for items of memorabilia that tell the story of your town and /or your families, both now and in the past. Family photographs, family trees and documents, particularly from those with connections to the lifeboat and rescue services, as well as local trades, will be very welcome. Please call into Kingsbridge Library on Saturday 24 August  between 9.30am and 1.00pm or Salcombe Library Thursday 22 August between 1.15pm and 5.30pm.

Items should NOT be any larger than 5cm high or 35cm long. Please ensure all photographs have captions and explanation as to why you would like it to be included. We also need a name and a contact number. If you can’t make these dates, but still want to donate items, please contact the relevant museum directly (Kingsbridge 01548 853235) Salcombe (01548 854108). Please do not leave unsolicited donations at the museums, as they will not be considered for the capsule and will not be kept. Any further questions or queries please do get in touch. Thank you.

Photo information – P00139 – 1920 (circa) Lifeboat day on Whitestrand slipway, Salcombe. Shows lifeboat Sarah Ann Holden, lifeboatmen and women with collecting boxes. Crew included Coxswain Distin. J A L Fairweather Series.

KINGSBRIDGE SHOW

Saturday 7 SEPTEMBER

We will also be at the 2019 Kingsbridge Show at Stumpy Post Cross. (9.00am – 5.00pm).

See if we are ‘Best in Show’!

THURLESTONE AUTUMN FAIR

Saturday 7 SEPTEMBER

We’ll also be at the Autumn Fair at Thurlestone Parish Hall – from 2.30pm

KINGSBRIDGE 800

Saturday 14 SEPTEMBER

Open Day from 10.30am – 4.00pm.

FREE ENTRY, refreshments available, plus a selection of Owls from Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Medieval craft activities. This event is part of Heritage Open Days and Kingsbridge 800.

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.