Kingsley Museum

You’ll find this fascinating museum just beyond the New Inn.
Inside you’ll see Charles Kingsley (who lived in the village as a child) sitting at his desk. Listen to the actor and Clovelly resident Joss Ackland recite one of Kingsley’s most moving poems, the story of three fishermen’s wives waiting in vain for their husbands to return during a terrible storm. It is a stark reminder of the harsh realities faced by fishing communities. There are also two rooms with informative displays giving insights into Clovelly’s history and Charles Kingsley’s links with Devon, and a shop where you can buy a souvenir of your visit.
The new Clovelly Sweet and Fudge Shop sells a range of old-fashioned sweets such as dolly mixtures, jelly babies, liquorice and humbugs.

Kingsley Museum