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Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby
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Ranked #14 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!'.
Reviewed August 29, 2016

spent a good 2 hours here well worth the visit, very informative and interesting over 4 floors well laid out,

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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you for your review. Quite a few of our visitors spend more time than they first anticipated enjoying our original collection. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent display of original letters, paintings and well transcribed manuscripts painting a picture of life as a captain and his wife. Useful info on the role of scientists and artists on board. A nice additional feature was the actress showing us the experiences on board ship. This was educationsl and great fun. A must if you are in Whitby.

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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Thank you, Gerda, for your kind post. And think what that view was like in Whitby’s shipping heyday when the harbour was a forest of masts!

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

Small but highly informative museum, far and away the best thing we found to do during our visit to an overly packed Whitby

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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We are not the only gem in Whitby. As well as the Abbey, there is the Whitby Museum in Pannet Park with its astonishingly varied collections, and if you are into churches, St. Mary’s at the top of the 199 steps is well worth a visit

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a very well laid out museum over several floors of an old building - one in which Captain Cook lives as an apprentice. With children in both New Zealand and Australia and having followed in Captain Cook's footsteps over 4 continents it was nice to see where it all began. On exhibit in particular struck me. it was a model of one of the ships "unpacked" - unbelievable . One caveat - children under 10 might not be engaged by the museum but it is definitely worth a visit.

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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Yes, ‘where it all began’ are the words used again and again by visiting Australians. Your comment about children under 10 is a valid caution, yet we are delighted with how much even younger children sometimes get out of their visit

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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited last week and really enjoyed it. Lovely building and lots of good information about captain cook and all his voyages. Worth a visit.

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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Glad you enjoyed it!

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