Once the local grammar school, Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum has been an integral part of this market town’s life since 1972.
It houses an exceptional collection of over 16,000 local historical photographs, a gallery of agricultural machinery and tools, 19th and 20th century costumery and a Local Heritage Resource Centre for personal research which is open all year round. These, together with a large collection of artifacts documenting the area’s social and economic past, ensure that the museum is a top seasonal destination for locals and visitors alike.
The museum is named after local man, William Cookworthy, who developed the first true hard-paste porcelain now commonly known as ‘china’. For opening hours and entrance fees, see the museum’s website.