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Captain Cook Memorial Museum

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Captain Cook Memorial Museum
The Museum is housed in an historic 17th century building on the harbourside Walker's House where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice to Captain John Walker in 1746, then a youth aged 17. This is the sole surviving building that can with absolute certainty be connected to Cook! The charmingly authentic rooms are furnished according to an inventory made in the early 1750s and you can visit the attic where he slept alongside the other apprentices which is now also used as the space for their annual special exhibitions. During November through February, there is generally no special exhibition in Cook's Attic and some refurbishment may often be in progress so time your visit for spring or summer to get the most from your visit.
There is a great selection of model ships associated woth Cook including purportedly his favourite: The Resolution. This is the most popular model with children as every member of the crew and every item on board are set aside in miniature grouped according to purpose: fascinating!
You can also check out a collection of his personal correspondences plus the various works of the artists he took on board on his travels in the South Seas.

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Opening hours

25 March to 6 November Daily 9:45am - 5:00pm


Adult: £5.40 Senior Citizen: £5.10 Child: £3.50 Family: £14.00

Travel & Contact Information


Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA, England

Phone number

01947 601900



Click here to visit Captain Cook Memorial Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Captain Cook Memorial Museum has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Captain Cook Memorial Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Captain Cook Memorial Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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