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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
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
86 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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11 reviews 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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