Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

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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.




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



On to Ilbert Room

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