We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Interesting historical museum

Cute little museum of all of Staithes maritime history through captain cook and lifeboat life. Lots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
An informative museum about Captain Cook and Staithes.

It is not a large museum, but well worth a visit if you are in Staithes. As you would expect it has... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Read all 39 reviews
All photos (7)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
High Street, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS13 5BQ, England
+44 1947 841454
Reviews (39)
Filter reviews
39 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews packed to the rafters elderly couple upper floor entry fee on display bric a brac fishing village her husband no photography old man museum memorabilia exhibits information asleep photographs voyage
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating mix of photographs, news articles and interesting pictures and exhibits, definitely worth a visit and something as precious as this deserves lots of visitors to keep it running.

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Staithes and found this heritage centre on the high street on the steep road leading down to the harbour. There is lots of local information on the history of Staithes as well as displays of the lives of the fishermen who lived there....More

Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute little museum of all of Staithes maritime history through captain cook and lifeboat life. Lots of local trivia

Thank Chris B
Reviewed July 18, 2018

It is not a large museum, but well worth a visit if you are in Staithes. As you would expect it has interesting information about Captain Cook.

Thank Grimwald-Tyke
Reviewed July 2, 2018

A place one should visit as Staithes was the first place Cook has interaction with the sea although had seen it from the family farm. There is a huge range of exhibits with most from the fishing village itself. A number of Cook exhibits and...More

1  Thank venture992
Reviewed June 8, 2018

This is an excellent little museum, far better than I expected from outside. It's packed to the rafters with material and artefacts relating to Staithes on the ground floor, and Captain Cook & his vogues on the first floor. There's a good video upstairs, on...More

Thank GPB101
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Would have given a higher rating but I misjudged how long a visit I would need here. Packed to the rafters with fascinating photographs and artefacts, I really do feel you could have spent days here without getting bored- from Captain Cook enthusiasts to geologists...More

Thank John A
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Lots to see in traditional displays of photos and articles, it is clearly a collection that has been put together by someone with enthusiasm for all things Captain Cook.

Thank AyamTraveller
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

It’s a fantastic little place, packed to the rafters with pictures ,and artifacts from staithes way of life, and family’s. Their is loads of captain cooks memorabilia, from China, to wine, paintings, their are artifacts like spears, and other things collected from his travels

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Wow we could not stop looking at all the fascinating bits and pieces collected. Some seemed valuable and unusual and others we really could not work out how or why they fitted into the collection. Amazing museum... and yes an elderly gentleman was dozing in...More

Thank Susanne S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
The Endeavour Staithes with Luxury Bed & Breakfast
212 reviews
.07 miles away
Runswick Bay Hotel
265 reviews
2.26 miles away
Cliffemount Hotel
588 reviews
2.35 miles away
Grinkle Park Hotel
1,155 reviews
3.52 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 58 nearby restaurants
Dotty's Vintage Tearoom
639 reviews
.08 miles away
The Tea Shop
147 reviews
.18 miles away
The Cod and Lobster
1,188 reviews
.12 miles away
Royal George Pub
382 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 21 nearby attractions
Staithes Beach
273 reviews
.12 miles away
Real Staithes Day Tours
12 reviews
.13 miles away
Betsy & Bo
8 reviews
.06 miles away
CluesGo Staithes Family Treasure Hunt
7 reviews
.19 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Josephine S
March 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
It was open at weekends this January just gone, so it should hopefully still be open! :)
September 30, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from nannajacs | Reviewed this property |
Not at all suitable for dogs very cluttered