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Certainly worth a visit.

This is a very small museum, but it does what it is supposed to do, and gives a clear picture of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Excellent little museum

In the gorgeous village of Great Ayton is this little museum, only small but lots of information on... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Northampton, 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
101 High Street | Middlesbrough, Great Ayton TS9 6NB, England
+44 1642 724296
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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 Michael B
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
Reviewed 6 August 2017

As others have said this is only a small place, but they pack a lot in and would be a must for anyone interested in captain cook and the history of those times. I'm relatively local and still learned a lot from the retired merchant...More

1  Thank Ender1
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Only a small place, but very educational. Free entry means you have no excuse to visit, and learn something new about Captain Cook. I certainly did.

Thank wamish
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a lovely little museum. Enjoyable and informative, and Free! Friendly and helpful gentlemen manning the desk. We really enjoyed our visit!

Thank morningstar2017
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