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Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby

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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...more
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Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum building itself has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard.Inside and out. The courtyard with a bench is a nice area. I know my opinion will be in the Minority after reading all the other reviews but it didn't quite do...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you only know the basics about Captain Cook this is a good place to learn more without being overwhelmed with detail. I found the information about the botanists and illustrators that sailed with him particularly interesting and the botanical drawings are amazing. Not huge...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This treasure trove of Captain Cook memorabilia is well laid out and a fascinating insight into this slice of Whitby history. The staff were very obliging and bent over backwards to ensure the children were included. Highly recommended if you visit Whitby

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most interesting little museum that I have ever visited. We qualified as "seniors" for admission - I like that - and were given a ticket that enables us to visit again for free. We did do the Gift Aid bit. The museum...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019

There's some interesting things in there, well spaced out and well presented, Staff were a bit offish but don't know why. As said in the title, I wouldn't make this a massive priority of your to Whitby visit but worth doing if you're at a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

The museum is all about the explorer and some of the crew that sailed with him,it is well set out with information and paintings. certainly worth the entrance fee.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

We found our trip to the museum really informative, the staff were helpful in providing more information. The pictures were wonderful from his voyage's and reading handwritten notes of his adventures were fascinating. Would definitely recommend a visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Maria Del Mar A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Thank you for our first review in the new season. The special exhibition this year is 'Botanical Endeavours - Joseph Banks on Cook's First Voyage.

Reviewed November 27, 2018

We were lucky to find the museum open on a Saturday (Apparently they were trialling weekends in the winter) and we were so glad it was. Very interesting history, some good exhibits and knowledgeable staff.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ianmd2017
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Yes, this year we tried opening on Tuesdays and Saturdays during November – an experiment. There are certainly visitors about in Whitby during November. We are glad you were able to take advantage, and we must decide whether to repeat this in 2019. We are...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

Leaflets in the hotels are slightly out of date with prices but still a reasonable price. Nice little museum with history of Captain Cook and others

Date of experience: November 2018
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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Sorry about the leaflets. We distribute a new leaflet every year with updated visitor information. However, we rely on hotels removing any leaflets left over from the previous year, and sometimes they don’t!

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Being Australians we are always interested in hearing about the history of Captain Cook so discovering where he started his early seafaring life was fascinating.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

His life continues to fascinate!

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di0705
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Sophieelise2 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it’s been there for several years. But I believe it comes out on occasion.. I may be wrong, sorry not overslept helpful 😂
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JustMe1981
September 2, 2016|
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Wheelchair users now have access to the ground floor and to the first floor via a specially installed lift. A DVD of the upper floor and the attic is available to view while at the museum, which shows the Artists and... More
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Wellie1970
May 21, 2016|
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Response from Maria A | Property representative |
I am afraid we only allow Guide dogs. We do have a courtyard where , if visiting in a group, one of you could wait with the dog. Although I must admit it might be too long a wait. The visit can take from 1.5 to 2... More
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