Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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pearlyway
LINCS77 contributions
recreation of his life
Aug 2021
Modern museum Not much actual original Captain Cook artefacts here but his life story has been comprehensively recreated with lots of photos and replica items. So overall we had a good experience. Cafe and giftshop available. Seems open as normal now.
Written August 13, 2021
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MrsJD2007
Middlesbrough, UK2,175 contributions
Has it closed
Apr 2020 • Friends
Visited one Sunday Morning and it was all shut up.
There was no sign advising of opening hours so not sure if closed for the season or permanently but looked al.ost empty.
Cafe and toilets were open.
Written April 13, 2020
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK6,514 contributions
One of England's greatest explorers...
Oct 2019
Fascinating museum that takes no prisoners, this is a true and factual account of who Captain Cook was, what he achieved and at a point in history that was brutal but such an adventure.
Something for all the family, inactive areas, a shop, cafe and good facilities.
Educational visit, met with a friendly welcome.
Written November 10, 2019
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David G
Lisburn, UK46 contributions
Good coffee
Oct 2019
Visited here this week with friends for coffee. Very pleasant. Good coffee and decent value. The setting and surroundings are very nice.
Written October 29, 2019
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thedaphneholmes
Poole, UK191 contributions
Re-visiting after 33 years
Oct 2019 • Friends
Well presented and very informative. Would be great for children too. Set in a beautiful park which would be ideal to picnic in and spend the rest of the day,
Written October 9, 2019
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CVlincs
Lincoln, UK109 contributions
Lovely museum
Aug 2019 • Family
The museum is in the heart of Stewart park. This is a good sized park with a adventure playground for primary school age or younger children and large grassed areas to play. There is a large car park that was free. The museum is a short walk from the car park. The entry fee for the museum is £10 for a family which we felt was reasonable. The museum told the story of Captain cook starting at the house that he was born in and then told the story of his life up to his death. The museum told the story with a mix of models, information panels and replica items in cabinets. I felt that the section inside the boat really gave you a feel for the life that the sailors would have had. I knew very little about Him before the visit but now understand what he achieved and the life he had.
Written August 21, 2019
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Moza96
Middlesbrough, UK124 contributions
Trip out
Aug 2019 • Family
This museum is an amazing place to visit it's free entry the displays and history in this place is amazing the temporary displays are normally great aswell sometimes ther can be a charge
Written August 4, 2019
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shincliffe
Durham, UK102 contributions
Super little museum (and cafe!)
Apr 2019 • Couples
The museum is in an excellent position in the middle of a large park with a menagerie of animals and birds - so makes for a good day out for a family.
We had a really friendly welcome. The display areas downstairs (lifts available) was arranged in several interconnecting rooms themed on Cook's three voyages. Well thought out and explained, telling a great, sometimes sad story. The staff have really done a great job here. Just the right amount of detail matched with good exhibits. There is a new play acting room for youngsters to enjoy too.

There was a primary school party in when we visited and they seemed to be really enjoying the experience which is a good sign.

Upstairs, the newly refurbished café is great too. Friendly and efficient staff. Table service. A good range of food and drinks at keen prices. Family friendly. No dogs (great!). Well worth popping in even if not visiting the museum.
Written April 26, 2019
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Peter_of_Suffolk
Ipswich10 contributions
Really nice refurbishment
Apr 2019 • Family
Fantastic little museum telling the story of local, and national, maritime hero, James Cook. Recently refurbished bringing museum up to date.
Written April 22, 2019
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x_Chris_x2014
Middlesbrough, UK29 contributions
A really nice attraction in the Lovely Stewart Park!
Mar 2019 • Solo
Great attraction particularly for children...and I understand it has recently been refurbished to be a much more interactive experience. There is also a really nice Cafe with views overlooking the Park. The Museum is also within the Lovely and extensive Stewat Park!!
Written April 13, 2019
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