Captain Cook Schoolroom MuseumGreat Ayton, North Yorkshire
Having been awarded a Lottery Grant in 2012 the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum has been completely modernised and now features interactive displays and an intricately reconstructed eighteenth century schoolroom, when teachers' methods were rather different to today's! As well as following Cook's early life on a farm, his important voyages and how he changed the map of the world, the Museum also explores 18th century teaching methods and the foundation of Charity Schools.
There are bright new graphics and interactive displays and touch-screens teaching about James Cook's whole life which are great for backing up school work, plus a brand new audio trail allow your family to dig into Great Ayton's history too and explore the picturesque surrounding village: looks out for signs of Cook's Cottage, an industrial past, and Quaker roots!
There's also a new staircase and lift providing easy access to the Museum so it's more accessible than ever, plus they've fully refurbished the gift shop too. A firmly educational trip but with loads of little features to appeal to the kids they're not going to mind!
1st April - 31st October Daily 1.00pm - 4.00pm July & August Daily 11.00am - 4.00pm
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Yes, there is parking nearby.