Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

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The Museum is now closed for the season, but there is still work going on behind the scenes all year round. The Local Heritage Resource Centre is still open at the usual hours - details in the Resource Centre section.

 

 

 

Virtual Tour - The Cookworthy Room

The Cookworthy Room

... is the old schoolroom, with its wood panelling inscribed with the initials of generations of schoolboys. Beneath the coat of arms of Charles II, the Headmaster stands at his desk with a commanding view of his pupils.Headmaster Seat

This room houses a permanent exhibition illustrating the development of Kingsbridge and the surrounding villages throughout the centuries, also a display relating to the Old Grammar School.

Beside this seat hangs a portrait of Thomas Crispin, who although born in Kingsbridge, lived and worked in Exeter as a fuller. In 1670 he built and endowed the Grammar School in his home town.Storyteller

 

 

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