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“An OK visit”

Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby
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Ranked #12 of 52 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 13 helpful votes
“An OK visit”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Having been to both Hawaii and New Zealand in the past few years and learning about Captain Cook's adventures (and inevitable demise!) overseas, my husband and I were looking forward to how it all began in Whitby. To be honest we were a little disappointed. There were a few items of interest but we felt that there should have been a lot more about his life. But if, like us, you are inadvertently following Captain Cook around the world it was an OK visit for a few hours.

Visited April 2013
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Small but worth it”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The people at the museum are really helpful - one volunteer went outside to sit with our dog and keep her company whilst we had a good look round. The house itself is historic and gives you an idea of what Whitby was like and what Cook did. Not an absolute WOW but charming and worth a look.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Lucyaspinall
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Average attraction”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

As I am from Australia I was looking forward to visiting this attraction but it was only an average experience. Not as good as Captain Cook's Cottage in Melbourne

Visited April 2013
2 Thank Stephen B
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Captain Cook's starting place”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Loved the old house and how the rooms were laid out with memorabilia, especially liked going into the attic where the apprentices (incuding Cook) slept.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Lucivero
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit...”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is an interesting little museum set down a side street - Grape Lane, I believe - on the south side of the bridge in Whitby.
It's a worthwhile trip for the education it gives into Cook's life and adventures. It has an air of the slightly homespun as you walk in and collect your ticket but I quite like that! The journey through the museum takes you up and over several floors, all with interesting collections. We left after an hour or two and were quite satisfied with the visit. Afterwards, it's a pleasant wander up Church Street towards the Abbey steps - some very nice pubs and coffee shops where you can pause for a while and watch the world go by.

Visited September 2012
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