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“well worth the time”

Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby
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Owner description: 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!'.
Reviewed April 23, 2012

if you have a couple of hours or more this is well worth the time we spent an enjoyable afternoon there and came out surprised we enjoyed it so much

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

this is where Captain James Cook was trained as a mariner, and has stories about his 3 journeys for the Royal Navy

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Great hosts who work there for free - genuinely enthusiastic and great with kids

Thank Claire L
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

I wish we had allowed more time! At this time of the year the museum closes at 3pm, so we had to complete the attic floor very quickly. So much information on Captain Cook and his voyages to read about and the maps, illustrations, letters, artworks and artefacts are fascinating. Walk a couple of hundred yards along the road and have a drink in the Endeavour pub afterwards

Thank Sue C
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Very interesting for those who do not know much about Capt Cook

1  Thank Molly186525
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