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Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA, England
+44 1947 601900
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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. It was here in the attic that the family lodged thier apprentices when not at sea serving the London coal trade.The Museum's rich collection celebrates Cook's achievements and the work of those who sailed with him - sailors, scientists and artists.See letters in Cook's own hand, original paintings and drawings, ship models and maps, and strange objects from newly discovered lands.Special Exhibition for 2014 - 'Australian Encounters! Charting a Continent'. Cook and his successors completed the chart of the continentss coastline and marvelled at the strange new creatures they saw - 'unlike anything encountered before!'.
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“his life” (31 reviews)
“several floors” (11 reviews)
“attic room” (9 reviews)
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Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA, England
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+44 1947 601900
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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This charity run visitor centre was clean and very well laid out. The lass on the desk was extremely helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There were volunteer helpers to add information on request. A very good visit

Thank julianewton
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you for your kind review and for your appreciation of our staff.

Reviewed September 6, 2016

The house was full of pictures and information about Captain James Cook and his apprenticeship there. Gift shop was fairly expensive, though that is the trend nowadays.More

Thank Jingo43
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you for your comments. We believe the prices in our shop are fairly standard. Other than through invaluable Gift Aid, independent museums like us do not receive any revenue income from the public sector. Without our volunteers, entry charges and shop, we could not...More

Reviewed August 30, 2016

It's in the old part of Whitby and sadly too many people passing by. This is a real historical jem in a very compact venue. Prepare to climb stairs to get the full experience, and go back for free with your annual ticket.

2  Thank BeeGee45
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you for your review. The ‘Annual Ticket’ comes with Gift Aid which can be reclaimed from the Tax Man by charities such as the Captain Cook Museum. Long may the concession continue!

Reviewed August 29, 2016

spent a good 2 hours here well worth the visit, very informative and interesting over 4 floors well laid out,

Thank briansintouch
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you for your review. Quite a few of our visitors spend more time than they first anticipated enjoying our original collection. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed it.

Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent display of original letters, paintings and well transcribed manuscripts painting a picture of life as a captain and his wife. Useful info on the role of scientists and artists on board. A nice additional feature was the actress showing us the experiences on board...More

Thank Gerda L
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Thank you, Gerda, for your kind post. And think what that view was like in Whitby’s shipping heyday when the harbour was a forest of masts!

Reviewed August 25, 2016

Small but highly informative museum, far and away the best thing we found to do during our visit to an overly packed WhitbyMore

Thank Squibby22127
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We are not the only gem in Whitby. As well as the Abbey, there is the Whitby Museum in Pannet Park with its astonishingly varied collections, and if you are into churches, St. Mary’s at the top of the...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a very well laid out museum over several floors of an old building - one in which Captain Cook lives as an apprentice. With children in both New Zealand and Australia and having followed in Captain Cook's footsteps over 4 continents it was...More

1  Thank robert f
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Yes, ‘where it all began’ are the words used again and again by visiting Australians. Your comment about children under 10 is a valid caution, yet we are delighted with how much even younger children sometimes get out of their visit

Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited last week and really enjoyed it. Lovely building and lots of good information about captain cook and all his voyages. Worth a visit.

Thank Louise198
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a small museum on the private life of Captain Cook. Well displayed and interesting to wonder through. We got quiz to get the kids (ages 9, 10, 13) into the topic, but it only worked for a little while. As the displaying is...More

Thank sunshine-for-four
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

We are pleased you appreciated the Museum. You are quite right – it is a serious study of Captain Cook and the people who sailed with him. Taking three children together to a Museum or an Art Gallery can be an undertaking! Most of our...More

Reviewed August 17, 2016

Visited in August on a very hot crowded day. The museum was busy but felt like a calm oasis. Very good exhibition with great knowledgeable staff. Plenty of space to move round even though it was a quant old building. It is based on four...More

Thank DKEYSNorfolk_Uk
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Thank you for your kind review. You obviously had a very good look round and found masses of interest.

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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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