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.




Special Exhibition Room

... is located upstairs from the Cookworthy Room, and is now known as the Lorenz Room in honour of Margaret Lorenz, founder committee member and long-time Museum chairman.

All in a Day's Work 2The Cookworthy Museum has almost 20,000 objects , archives and images in its collection. This room enables the Museum to mount a changing exhibition from the collection illustrating aspects of local life.

The current exhibition in this room is 'Margaret Lorenz: a Head of her Time' and documents Margaret's life: from her degree in mathematics at Bedford College, her WRAF service, her teaching career before and including her time in Kingsbridge as the first female head of a comprehensive school in Devon, and her many interests and community activities.

Appropriately enough this gallery also houses the dressing-up box to explore, and the round table for younger visitors to try their hand at drawing or lino rubbing.

All in a Day's Work 1

On to the Duncombe Gallery

Back to the Cookworthy Room