LATEST NEWS & EVENTS AT COOKWORTHY MUSEUM

EXHIBITION – SIX WEEKS TO GO

Our new exhibition is about life in the South Hams during World War II as American troops evacuated whole villages – including Slapton and Blackawton – to enable them to partake in D-Day preparations. In the Lorenz Room.

EXHIBITION – ON THE ROCKS

The exciting and interesting photographic exhibition on local shipwrecks, fishermen, salty sea-dogs, the coast and the dangers that lurk there, lifeboats and the men who rescued imperilled sailors and travellers – ‘On The Rocks’ – is on display in the Duncombe Room. Come and see it!

EVENTS 2024

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Calling Notice for the William Cookworthy Museum Society Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 March 2024 at 3.30pm.

EASTER TREASURE HUNT

A FREE trail to find historic ‘treasures’ (provided by the Museum) hidden in shop windows throughout the town. 30 March – 13 April.

COOKWORTHY MUSEUM

Further details of our activities and events will appear here during the year. Please keep checking here to see what we are planning!

TALK ON LAND GIRLS : 20 APRIL

An exciting talk about our new exhibition ‘Six Weeks To Go’ by Becks Pearson on Saturday 20 April at Dodbrooke Parish Hall. 6.30 – 9.00pm.

MUSEUM TEA PARTY : 8 MAY

A special tea party to celebrate 80 years since WW2 (and on VE day itself). Come to meet the Mayor of Kingsbridge, share your memories and enjoy a slice of home-made cake. 1.30 – 3.30pm.

FAMILY DAY : 30 MAY

Come and explore the Museum. Children’s activities with the very popular Flotsam the Fool together with craft demonstrations. FREE entry for children and only £1.00 for adults.

KATIE HARRIS MUSIC : 22 JUNE

Katie Harris is a multi-tasking singer, piano, dulcimer and accordion player. Her sound has been described as ‘earthy, spine tingling English Folk’. Tickets £12.50 each to include ploughman’s platter.

COOKWORTHY MUSEUM

Further details of our activities and events will appear here during the year. Please keep checking here to see what we are planning. There is always lots to see and do at the Cookworthy Museum!

THE STORYTELLER : 27 JULY – 29 AUGUST

Delighted that local author, Ann Bentley, will be coming to the Museum on five Thursday mornings (27 July, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August – sorry NOT 1 August) to be a ‘storyteller’ to children (and adults too)!

KINGSBRIDGE SHOW : 7 SEPTEMBER

The Museum will be appearing at this year’s Kingsbridge Show with a display of interesting exhibits (plus a tricky quiz) linked to our current exhibitions – in the Country Scene tent. Come and see us there!

Parading prize-winning cattle at Kingsbridge Show

FIENDISH QUIZ & PASTY SUPPER : 2 NOVEMBER

A fun evening with a challenging walkabout quiz. Tickets are £12.50 each, which includes quiz, pasty (veggie option available) and your first drink. Max. team size 6. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Museum.

KINGSBRIDGE CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS : 7 DECEMBER

The Museum will be open from 10.00am. Get into the Christmas spirit and come along to do some last-minute shopping for your Christmas stocking, for your family or for something for under the tree! FREE ENTRY to all.

Children enjoying an artificial snow shower