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Kingsley Museum

26-33 High St, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon EX39 5TE
High Street Clovelly England EX39 5TE GB

Enter this interesting museum and see the famous 19th century social reformer and novelist Charles Kingsley sitting at his desk writing a letter to his bride-to-be. Kingsley wrote ‘The Water Babies’ and he loved Clovelly Village where he grew up from the age of 11. He often returned to the village for literary inspiration.

Listen to the celebrated actor and Clovelly resident Joss Ackland recite one of Kingsley’s most famous and moving poems; the story of three fishermen’s wives waiting in vain for their husbands to return during a terrible storm in Bideford Bay.

Walk around two rooms full of informative displays about Clovelly’s history and Charles Kingsley’s links with Devon. There is also a shop on site where you can buy a souvenir as a lovely reminder of your visit to Clovelly Village.

This wonderful museum is definitely worth visiting if you are in the village.

Opening Times: Opening Times: Open all year except for Christmas.
Summer opening hours: 9am to 6pm.

For other opening hours, please contact Visitor Centre reception: 01237 431781

Costs:

Adult: £7.00
Child: £4.40 (ages 7 to16)
Family: £18.40 (2 adults, 2 children
Children under 7 years of age, free
Season ticket per calendar year: £20 per person
Open all year except for Christmas.
Summer opening hours: 9am to 6pm.