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Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby
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$49.81*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #12 of 51 things to do in 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!'.
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“great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

amazing couple of hours here.met a guide named 'trevor' who was a real gentlemen and ever so good at the job...the whole family had a great day!.....pity 'trvor' was a boro fan!!!!!!

Visited April 2012
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Yemassee, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“An absolute must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

This is a fantastic place to visit and according to my son who took me there yesterday and recently came also on a school trip, that in his opinion this is "the best museum ever". Totally stunning, beautifully preserved and an absolute bargain.

Visited April 2012
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Milton Keynes UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Naval Interest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

lots to see we had a special guide could spend half a day.

a guide not normally avaialbe.;

Visited April 2012
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“well worth the time”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited August 2011
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queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“a little bit of Aussie history”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited April 2012
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