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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

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Address: Stewart Park | Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough TS7 8AT, England
Phone Number: +44 1642 311211
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Modern and informative.

Tucked away in a nice park, short (if very slowly – less than 15 minutes) walk from the car park. Modern building divided into sections telling stories of different stages of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tucked away in a nice park, short (if very slowly – less than 15 minutes) walk from the car park. Modern building divided into sections telling stories of different stages of Captain Cook’s life. Upstairs café, toilets. Parking is free.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great Museum dedicated to this locally born Explorer. Well worth a visit if you are in the area and it would be such a shame if the Council allowed it to close due to funding cuts

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good few years since I have been here (mainly because it's not open on Monday and for only 6 months of the year), but having now visited again it has had a wonderful, modern transformation. The displays are modern and interactive, and the layout has been brilliantly designed to bring it up to date. Well worth a visit,... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit boring to be honest not much there and kids didn't seem To enjoy it its very small so before you know it you have walked round it, not much to do and does not do captain cook justice in any displays

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice annual family ticket price. Lots of interactive themes as you go through the museum rooms all about Cook and his voyages. Some dummies, some videos. My kids loved the themed rooms of where Cook visited. Today they had a story teller on and she was excellent , my boys loved her. The kids could go around at their own... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In view of the importance of Capt Cook, more exhibits should be on show. The walk round is accompanied by motion sensed commentary. Disappointed that there are not more exhibits on view, the building deserves better. There is a charge for entry

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Thank jikoku
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum isn't big and you can get round it really quickly whilst learning all about the famous explorer Captain James Cook an intrepid ecplorer from our very own region.

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Thank Kjkeat
UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The museum was interesting but like so many museums the descriptions are in hard to read areas. I know the lighting needs to be subdued but perhaps a large print guide may help those of us who have problems reading in low light. The video was good as explained much of what we couldn't read. The house is lovely and... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Having lived in Australia and New Zealand for extended periods and in Middlesbrough for 25 years, I found this an really interesting place to visit. Well worth a trip with kids to educate them about a time when things were not instant and that he went of a voyage of true discovery.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I have walked here from central Middlesbrough on many occasions to enjoy Stewart Park and usually visit this museum. I really like the museum's layout and the collection of artifacts worked into the narrative flow through the rooms of the museum. The staff were helpful and there's a nice café upstairs. It's well worth a visit!

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