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Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum


The Schoolroom Museum is housed in a building erected in 1785 as a school house and poor house, on the site of the charity school which James Cook attended. The knowledge that he gained here provided the starting point for him to become one of the greatest navigators, explorers and chartmakers that this country has produced. His voyages of discovery are displayed along with a reconstruction of a 18th Century schoolroom.
The commemorative plaque on the outside of the museum is by Nicolas Dimbleby, as is the statue of James Cook on the High Green. All Saints Church the obelisk on the site of the Cook family cottage and the monument on Easby Moor are all part of the story of Captain James Cook RN in Great Ayton.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Open Easter all the way through to the end of October.


Adults £2.00
Children £1.00
Concessions £1.00
Family £4.00


101 High Street,
Great Ayton,
North Yorkshire,



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Map reference: NZ 561107  Lat: 54.48855 Long: -1.13550

By Road:
Situated on the high street close to the River Leven. Ample parking on the High street.

By Public Transport:
Bus routes 81/781 Stokesley, Great Ayton, Guisborough, Redcar and Warske.
29 Middlesbrough, Great Ayton, Stokesley.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Great Ayton station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired