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Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA, England
+44 1947 601900
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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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“his life” (26 reviews)
“attic room” (8 reviews)
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Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA, England
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+44 1947 601900
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

I was in Whitby whilst the Museum was closed. The website said to telephone when the museum was closed and special arrangements could be made, especially for overseas visitors. I had visitors coming so phoned two weeks in advance - no response, one week later...More

Thank TravelToes99
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thank you for your review and for your account on your attempt to visit the Museum during the closure winter period. During the five years we have offered visitors pre-arranged winter visits, we had never had a similar occurrence. From November 4th 2015 to February...More

Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting place to visit. A great memorial to captain cook. The house is lovely and clean. The information is clear and well kept. My favourite room was the voyages room. Maps of cooks voyages and a fantastic cut away model of...More

Thank 43Bishop
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. For the benefit of future visitors, I would like to point out that the lift does take visitors to the first floor. However, there is a room in the ground floor which has been adapted...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016

I didn't have very long to spend here but I really enjoyed my visit. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable and there are some really fascinating exhibits - the actual building is so well maintained and spotlessly clean. Highly recommended.More

Thank Karen C
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

Thank you for visiting the Museum and for your review. We do have a very strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers. It is invaluable to hear that from the cleaning to the setting up of our exhibits, their hard work make a difference to...More

Reviewed 28 February 2016

Excellent place to visit and find out more about Captain Cook. Well worth seeing the layout and spending some quality time pondering the Captain's life in Whitby.

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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2016

Thank you for visiting the Museum. We are delighted to hear that you had quality time while enjoying the house and its collection.

Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful inside full of old memorabilia regarding captain cook talk a walk back in time see what cook had seen well worth the visit

Thank Declan B
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 17 February 2016

The displays were well thought out and interesting. The staff very friendly. it is not cheap to go in but thought it was worth the visit. The house is interesting in its own right.More

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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

Thank you for visiting the Museum and for taking the time of writing a review. Most visitors would find that our entrance fee is very good value for money. In fact, compared with similar museums CCMM is under-priced. However, we respect your point of view...More

Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A busy little museum. Full of interesting artifacts to keep young children engaged (I have 6 year old twin daughters ). The children's activity sheets are colourful and challenging. The gift shop is well stocked with pocket money level and more pricey gifts. We all...More

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Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Thank you for visiting the Museum. We are glad to hear that your children enjoyed our new Museum Activity Trail but most of all that it served its purpose and helped them to engage with the collection.

Reviewed 25 January 2016

Situated on the East (old) side of Whitby, the Cook museum is in Grape Lane by the Dolphin Hotel. Very easy to find because the pub is the first building on the right when you cross the swing bridge. The house doesn't look much from...More

Thank Sulis M
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

It is great to hear that the Museum was a discovery for you. Definitely larger inside than it appears to be from the outside! . Thank you for visiting us and for your very kind review.

Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Hi i havent visited the museum as yet but will be when i come to whitby sometime in the near future. I am a direct descendant of John Walker and i wish to gather as much info on my family history when im there. Hope...More

Thank Corrie H
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Thank you for your interest in visiting our Museum. The only displayed documentation related to the Walkers is a family tree which starts with John Walker Master Marine (d 1743) and ends with Wakefield Simpson Chapman (b1790-d 1863). There is also a photograph of Elder...More

Reviewed 9 January 2016

The James Cook Museum is a little gem offering much more than it may appear from the outside. Warmly recommended for all history buffs.

Thank Se1ective
Maria A, Manager at Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2016

Thank you for your very kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you recommend the Museum as a little gem to be discovered.

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JustMe1981
2 September 2016|
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Response from Maria A | Property representative |
Wheelchair users now have access to the ground floor and to the first floor via a specially installed lift. A DVD of the upper floor and the attic is available to view while at the museum, which shows the Artists and... More
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Wellie1970
21 May 2016|
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I am afraid we only allow Guide dogs. We do have a courtyard where , if visiting in a group, one of you could wait with the dog. Although I must admit it might be too long a wait. The visit can take from 1.5 to 2... More
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