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Captain Cook Memorial Museum

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Model ship and painting at Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby

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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.

Opening hours

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



Grape Lane,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 4BA,

Phone number

01947 601900


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

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