Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles153 reviews
Excellent
77
Very good
56
Average
15
Poor
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Terrible
3

AmmarHadi
Middlesbrough, UK610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
It is the best place to get the knowledge about the great explorer, James Cook. There you can understand each trip and the crew who went with him and their remarkable achievements and the rich knowledge, in biology, astronomy, and social patterns of the local populations they met. Many of the features of the local populations are shown in the museum borrowed from other museums to show them here.
I enjoyed this museum a lot.
Highly recommended

The ticket price is on the high side, £4
Written July 2, 2017
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lome1984
Lutterworth, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Captain Cook Birthplace museum is situated in the grounds of Stewart Park in Middlesbrough.

It's very easy to find and there is ample parking. Entry is free.

You enter through the gift shop and then onto the first section, Cook's childhood. Other sections include his early career, the Royal Navy & Life aboard a ship, The survey Ship, Science of the voyages and a look at the different peoples Cook encountered on his travels.

There are full size models of people with a sound commentary, video displays, lots of artefacts including personnel items, things from aboard the ships and items from the countries visited. There are also interactive computer displays, these are more aimed at children.

Upstairs there is a cafe and more exhibits including a full size Maori Waka.

Outside and a very short walk is the granite vase which marks the spot of Cook's birthplace cottage and just outside the entrance are totem poles and The Marton Moai.
Written January 2, 2010
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CVlincs
Lincoln, UK241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Maggie and Jerry
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Travelled specifically to visit the museum which was unfortu ately closed despite all websites saying it was open. Went for coffee in the Cook's Cafe where I made enquires about rhe museum's opening times to be told it was now closed for the season, that we weren't the first and rhat they had told "them" about the error to be told there was nothing they could do to correct the mistake. Museum not open until 2024.
Written November 8, 2023
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MrsJD2007
Middlesbrough, UK2,055 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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melaniejayne01
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Despite informing staff when we arrived at 3.46 that we had travelled a long distance to get here, we were told we could not go into the museum as the last admission was 3.45. A whole one minute earlier. We were not bothered that we wouldn't get much time in the museum and were willing to pay to go in despite the 45 minutes before the building shut, as we were looking forward to the trip and had travelled to the area after another event just to go to this museum.
There loss however and we will not return to this museum as this lack of customer service let the place down. I'm sure one minute wouldn't have made much of a difference to the staff, who we felt were flippant and had no interest in us as customers or the long distance we had travelled. We unfortunately had the information from google which said last admission was 4pm, so we had arrived in time however this was wrong in accordance with the CCBM website. If you plan to go make sure you go in good time as staff clearly have no leeway on timings.
Written April 25, 2015
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Jonathan R
Middlesbrough9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012
As the man who 'discovered' Australia, I felt that this museum at Captain Cooks birthplace would be ideal for attracting people to the North East region - especially those with an interest in history.

I entered thinking this at least.

Unfortunately, I felt that this museum was nowhere near the quality needed to attract anybody from afar and I felt that somebody of such reknown may deserve a bit more. It is aimed at children, and maybe that is a good thing in a way, but most museums offer in depth information on their main subject, and this one does not.

Perhaps something more like Hartlepool Historic Quays would be more what I expected...
Written October 18, 2012
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Jane B
Redcar, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
The museum is small but packed with information and displays. It highlights what hard life was like on board a wooden ship. A lot to admire Capt Cook and his crew who endured death, starvation and inhospitable countries. All very brave, we only know now through these brave men. It is a MUST for all ages.
Written November 6, 2017
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Mary C
Richmond, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is an ideal introduction to history for children, putting Cook's great exploits in the context of their times. We were researching Captain Cook to get information for our grandson in New Zealand, and the staff could not have been more helpful. A local gem.
Written August 17, 2017
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1966ENGLAND
england41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
This is both a great historic place but a great place to bring both family and your pets.
We always bring our dog and any old bread to feed the ducks at the multiple ponds.
Like to exercise and keep fit then use the fitness trail good fun for both young and old or just jog around the scenic park grounds.
Written January 2, 2016
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