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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Steward Park | Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough TS7 8AT, England
+44 1642 311211
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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84 helpful votes 84 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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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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19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is ok to have a visit, but once you have been you tend not to want to go again, some interesting items in there. Good for all ages.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

its part of our heritage a great place to visit for all family members plus it give the children a history leason as part of the visit

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The museum was excellent, well laid out in chronological order with lots of display cases and detailed information on the life and travels of Captain Cook spread across many rooms. The museum is surrounded by a beautiful and vast park which is pleasant to walk around and the café onsite is great for a light lunch.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Bang smack in the middle of a beautiful park, this place shouldn't be missed and I guess it is the most famous place in Marton, a suburb of Middlesbrough.

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Middlesbrough
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is an ideal attraction for bringing people to the North East, especially history buffs interested in Captain Cook & his discoveries. You now need to pay a small entrance fee but this gives you entry for the full year. The museum is aimed at children with dress up costumes & a storytelling area. They all host a variety of... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Captain Cooks museum is located in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, close to the spot where Captain Cook was born, (the site of his original cottage is marked by a stone urn). The museum charts the life and adventures of Captain cook, with activities for childrensome interesting exhibits. At Nearby Great Ayton (about 8 miles away) is his original school room, which... More

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