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“The life of an exceptional man” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby
Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA, England
+44 1947 601900
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Ranked #13 of 17 Attractions in Whitby
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Winner of the 2013 VisitEngland Gold Award for Excellence! Visit the house where the James Cook came to serve his seaman's apprenticeship. The handsome 17th century house on the harbour belonged to Cook's master, the Quaker shipowner, John Walker. It was here in the attic that the family lodged thier apprentices when not at sea serving the London coal trade.The Museum's rich collection celebrates Cook's achievements and the work of those who sailed with him - sailors, scientists and artists.See letters in Cook's own hand, original paintings and drawings, ship models and maps, and strange objects from newly discovered lands.Special Exhibition for 2014 - 'Australian Encounters! Charting a Continent'. Cook and his successors completed the chart of the continentss coastline and marvelled at the strange new creatures they saw - 'unlike anything encountered before!'.
Melbourne, Australia
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“The life of an exceptional man”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This was of great interest to us, being from Australia. The life that all of those sailors led, their tremendous hardships and their great tenacity in what they believed in was amazing

Visited September 2012
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“very informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

thoroughly enjoyed the experiance & husband thrived on all the information, I had to drag him away). Well worth a visit, very intresting & informative.

Visited July 2012
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Oh never knew that”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

You are made welcome the minute you walk into the museum and we left knowing a lot more about captain cook and his life and exploits. Well worth the visit.

Visited October 2012
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“Aussies return to roots”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Very friendly and helpful Gentleman on reception. Great Museum very informative. Well looked after a credit to Whitby.

Visited September 2012
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“Interesting little musuem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

A good little museum and it’s in the same house Captian Cook lodged with the Walker family while he was an apprentice. The house is furnished as it was back then and there are lots of interesting maps/letters/displays to look at while you wonder around.

Visited October 2012
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