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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

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Address: Steward Park | Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough TS7 8AT, England
Phone Number: +44 1642 311211
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Great history lesson for kids

Changed since I was a kid but good all the same and good way for kids to learn about history of Captain James Cook

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
iwannaliveincalabona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Changed since I was a kid but good all the same and good way for kids to learn about history of Captain James Cook

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Thank iwannaliveincalabona
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Massive park, with loads do different paths to take, there is also animals to view, plus a play area to keep the kids entertained. There is also a museum and a nice coffe shop where you can relax after your walk. In the summer months there is usually a ice cream van parked in the massive car park.

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Thank Margaret P
england
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

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... More 

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Thank 1966ENGLAND
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

this is a leaning curve for youngsters the museum is wonderful it takes you on a trip to james cooks life and times . the animals are well worth a visit. the park also likes its proms in the park nights .just go and see for yourselves you will not be dissapionted

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Thank Joyce C
Redcar
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372 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Anyone interested in the life and times of James Cook this is a must visit. There is so much information it's mind boggling. The museum is well presented andmaintained with lots of artefacts from his voyages to different places. There is also a large urn type monument to mark the exact birthplace of James Cook within the park area. Very... More 

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Thank Stuart C
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Aworth while visit for sure and the surrounding park land is good to with live animals to view on your walk, they also have farmers markets to look out for, parking can be bad at busy times and events though

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Thank Steveh H
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Be warned: this place is not the easiest place to find initially. To get there, I took the train from Manchester to Middlesbrough and then took a taxi to the museum. Also, from Middlesbrough train station, you can take a train to the Marton train station as well and walk from there. I suggest from Middlesbrough Station that you just... More 

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Thank Shauna M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Not obvious that the museum is there as it is surrounded by a lovely park, but certain,y fascinating to walk round. Two pound entry fee, which I thought was reasonable and a very well presented and informative museum. Thoroughly reading everything and looking at the exhibits. Nice little cafe with good food.

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Thank Matt B
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This little museum is very well laid out and tells the remarkable story of Capt. Cook in a very clear way. You start downstairs (fully accessible) and are taken through his very humble childhood to his last voyage and death. The exhibits are very good with lots of detail. There's a very nice cafe onsite and at the back as... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Visited here on a really cold day to find a suitable indoor activity for a 7 year old grandchild. The displays are really a bit tired now but the interactive parts of the exhbition telling the story of James Cook the explorer are very well used. We were through this in only about 20 - 30 minutes

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