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Review of Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby
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$48.30*
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Spent a whole afternoon here with grandchildren. Kids loved it, so did we.took picnic, which we ate outside, well rapped up I add.loads of interesting things to do. Would definitely recommend. 8/10

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“Hidden treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have been visiting Whitby for quite a few years and never ventured to find this museum, but one wet day we went along to have a look, and to our delight were able to spend a good few hours looking around and marvelling at the wonderfull information that is in there, definetly well worth a look ....... even if the sun is shining!!

Visited October 2012
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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Details of Captain Cook”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

A good spot to review the life and times of Captain Cook. Good exhibits and well labelled. There is a small restaurant which was being refurbished.

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cook's Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Along with the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum at Marton near Middlesbrough, this historic centre charts James Cook's career from his time as pilot and master on John Walker's 'Whitby Cats' - the keel-less ships that Cook chose for his voyages to the Pacific - via joining the Royal Navy in June, 1755 and service in North America to his last voyage in 1776 to find the north-west passage as well as to investigate the islands of the North Pacific

Visited August 2012
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Nice location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

On the waterfront, with courtyard seating where we ate sandwiches in the sun. The museum has a good selection of books, and friendly staff on the desk. An old museum which has many rooms, with displays depicting history relating to Cook.

Visited August 2012
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