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Compact but lots of information

Well kept, clearly laid out and with helpful volunteer staff this is worth the short time it takes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tom g
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Captain Cook's early years

We visited this small museum years ago and decided to visit again to see what has happened in the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
flowerlady64
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Situated in the heart of Great Ayton, one of North Yorkshire’s prettiest villages, the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum tells the story of Cook’s early life and education in the Charity School, the village he grew up in and his adventures on the high...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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101 High Street | Middlesbrough, Great Ayton TS9 6NB, England
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+44 1642 724296
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Finally made it to Great Ayton and had a great day. At the Schoolroom museum we were entertained by two fantastic gentlemen who knew the stories of the good captain and his achievements. Well put together and congratulations to all the volunteers who man this...More

1  Thank MichaelB031x
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We arrived on Saturday 3rd September at 20 minutes to 4 in the afternoon - the museum closes at 4. The lady said that we would need a least 30 mins to spend in the museum so she would not let us look - she...More

1  Thank GordonCambridge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well kept, clearly laid out and with helpful volunteer staff this is worth the short time it takes to visit.

Thank tom g
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We visited this small museum years ago and decided to visit again to see what has happened in the meantime. The Heritage Lottery money they received has been well spent on using more up-to-date museum interpretation methods. Cook had his schooling here and did really...More

Thank flowerlady64
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were staying in Great Ayton to visit friends. The museum was near our hotel so we just happened to stop in. The gentleman that worked there was so very informative and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit there and our chat with him.

Thank jst4fun715
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a very small museum, but it does what it is supposed to do, and gives a clear picture of Captain Cook’s early life and school years. There is also a very good video/map display that outlines his three major voyages. Extra displays cover...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 4 June 2018

In the gorgeous village of Great Ayton is this little museum, only small but lots of information on James Cook. it's free but you can give a donation if you wish (no pressure to do so) a little shop downstairs, a sweet little place.

Thank Sue48
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A visit to this museum is a must. It is a small shop downstairs but the information and exhibits upstairs are interesting. Set in a lovely village. Free entry.

1  Thank winset1
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Finally made it to Great Ayton and had a great day. At the Schoolroom museum we were entertained by two fantastic gentlemen who knew the stories of the good captain and his achievements. Well put together and congratulations to all the volunteers who man this...More

1  Thank MichaelB031x
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We thought we would visit the museum - We found it very interesting, Downstairs is like a small shop and upstairs is the museum, It shows the history of aireyholm farm with pictures, Its free to visit but there is a donation box, Its worth...More

1  Thank LadyMuck29
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting little museum. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. It is free to visit. The staff were helpful.

Thank zanzibarsamarkand
Reviewed 12 August 2017

it's a tiny little museum but an important part of the James Cook story, run by friendly volunteers who let us in just before four o'clock (one of my companions was from Sydney) to have a quick look around, Well worth a visit.

Thank AdrianHodgson
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