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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Address: Steward Park | Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough TS7 8AT, England
Phone Number: +44 1642 311211
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Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Very informative and tells you lots about the history of captain cook. Set in a lovely building this is one for the history buffs

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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367 reviews 367 reviews
160 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Captain Cook is one of the most important people to have a connection with Whitby and the museum is really good and interesting. The building is where Captain Cook lived and served his apprenticeship. The museum is really well organised and has many splendid exhibits. It gives a real flavour of how the world was being explored in the eighteenth... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
70 attraction reviews
1,049 helpful votes 1,049 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A great museum telling the life story of Captain James Cook. Many interesting exhibits and detailed story boards. A very good museum tour which can fill in an hour or more. Plenty of interest for children including a dressing up area.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I came here many years ago with my daughter when she was young and surprised the whole place has been completely redesigned. The museum gives the full history of James Cooks life from his being a boy at School in Great Ayton to working on the farm and gradually progressing with a career at sea. His voyages and adventures. There's... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Heading on road trip south from Newcastle to Whitby and on impulse followed the signposts to the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum (just south of Middlesboro (just off the A174) . Expectations not too high - thinking it would be sort of one-room house kitted out with compass and writing desk.. First off, it is in Stewart Park - a really... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited the museum at the top of stewarts park, well worth a visit only £4 for a family ticket, very well laid out and of local interest. Has all the information about his voyages and different articles from places that he visited/discovered. Not the biggest museum but well worth a visit. There is an area were the kids can get... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited this museum in Stewart Park and was surprised at how lovely this was. The museum has just been recently refurbished and traces James Cook's life from when he was a boy, his three voyages and then his death. Interesting interactive things for kids to do here. Small cafe attached has tasty food at reasonable prices. Don't miss the marble... More 

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Brisbane
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218 reviews 218 reviews
169 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is a small museum but well presented on a special topic, the life and times of Captain Cook. The coverage is excellent and provides an insight into Cook's many achievements. His career and discoveries are far more than just his visits down under. The museum is tucked in a large park that is also worth a stroll as well

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the place to learn about the real "james cook"One visit will not be enough,the kids will love it as will the adults,it is a real history lesson for all,it is a must visit for mum dad and kids.

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Hartlepool
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Follow the timeline of Captain Cooks life from young boy to Naval Captain and world navigator and explorer. Museum is well set out and interesting for kids and adults. Full of interesting artefacts from around the world.

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