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“A Little Gem for historians and general public alike”

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
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london
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A Little Gem for historians and general public alike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Bang smack in the middle of a beautiful park, this place shouldn't be missed and I guess it is the most famous place in Marton, a suburb of Middlesbrough.

Visited June 2013
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Middlesbrough
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125 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Captain Cook Birthplace Museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is an ideal attraction for bringing people to the North East, especially history buffs interested in Captain Cook & his discoveries. You now need to pay a small entrance fee but this gives you entry for the full year.

The museum is aimed at children with dress up costumes & a storytelling area. They all host a variety of craft days & we recently attended a pirate day. On the pirate day, there was a treasure hunt around the museum with a prize at the end, staff were dressed as pirates, face painting & a craft session (50p donation recommended).

The museum is also surrounded by Stewart Park which has a fantastic new play area and there are a couple of cafes to grab something to eat, one of which is in the museum itself.

Visited July 2013
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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“Captain Cooks Museum, Middlesbrough”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Captain Cooks museum is located in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, close to the spot where Captain Cook was born, (the site of his original cottage is marked by a stone urn). The museum charts the life and adventures of Captain cook, with activities for childrensome interesting exhibits. At Nearby Great Ayton (about 8 miles away) is his original school room, which can also be visited. The museum has been recently revamped with hands on activities, there is also a nice cafe on the site. The park in which it is situated has recently been improved and is well worth a walk round.

Visited August 2012
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“Good day out for adults and children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

It's very interesting, and set in a lovely park, with a coffee shop and children's play park. Captain cook went to school in the village I live which is great Ayton, and we have a statue of captain cook on the village green so well worth the visit to great Ayton which is a short drive from Martin, also you can look round the schoolroom where he had his childhood.

Visited June 2013
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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“hands on”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

very good for kids with dressing up and things to touch,pity it doesn,t get the backing Mima gets having to close in the winter.

Visited July 2013
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