Find out about: Holsworthy Museum
The museum is housed in part of a building which is in itself a museum piece; a small manor house dating from the 17th century which was used as a parsonage in 1724.
There are five separate rooms, individually themed, which cover the history of Holsworthy, local tradesmen's tools, medical and apothecary items, World War II and a kitchen with its original cobbled floor, copper and fireplace.
The museum was completely refurbished in 1999 and an entrance porch built giving direct access to the museum from the town's main car park.
Museum situated close to Town Centre.Where you can find several eating places to suit all tastes. Thriving Cattle Market held Weds also
'Pannier Market in the Square Weds.
Our Next Event
When: 01 May 2013 to 29 June 2013
Exhibition of schooltime past
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In the main room we concentrate on the history of Holsworthy. Further information is kept in the archives which can be accessed by appointment.
In the first room you will be able to trace the history of the Railway and see how important it was to Holsworthy. There are many photographs showing the building of Holsworthy's two viaducts and the opening ceremony when the town was decorated for the celebrations.
In the kitchen there are many interesting items, some being relatively modern. There is also a small display of commemorative china.
Country crafts - thatcher, blacksmith, wheelwright
This small room, added in 1999, contains various tools of local tradesmen including those of the blacksmith, thatcher and wheelwright.
The War Room
Artefacts from the two World Wars show local involvement with the war effort. A mock-up of weekly rations is viewed by amazement by young children.
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Admission & Prices
MUSEUM OPENING TIMES:
Feb 2013 Weds 11am to 1pm
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 11.00-13.00
Sat - Sun: Bank Holidays Closed
FREE ENTRY ( Donations appreciated)
Holsworthy, DEVON EX22 6DJ