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image for Exhibition item typeWhitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

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Exhibition, Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Museum

Details

Today Whitby is generally thought of as a pretty seaside town with many historic connections.

How different it was in the 18th century! Cook could not have come to a better place and was immensely fortunate in the training he received there. Here he was exposed to impressive models of success, amibition, training and behaviour.

It was a town in the middle of a shipbuilding and shipping boom. There were opportunities to make careers in an exceptional seafaring environment. Boys and young men were drawn from miles around by the quality of training available. Training was strictly practical with the emphasis on professional and vocational skills.

It was also an outward looking place, well connected by sea to the towns of North East, to London and to the Baltic. The young Cook himself travelled as far as St. Petersburgh in 1750.

The exhibition covers some of the key aspects of the town and examines the lives of key men who helped to shape it, such as Abel Chapman (1694-1777), entrepreneur and shipowner, and Lionel Charlton (1720-1788), teacher of mathematics, surveyor and author of the history of the town.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards for Excellence. Yorkshire Tourist Board, White Rose Award 2005 and 2012 winner, 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year'. 'Discover Yorkshire Coast' Tourism Awards winner, 'Visitor Attraction of the Year 2005

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Whitby in the Time of Cook
Mon 16 Sep - Sun 10 Nov Botanical Endeavours 2019

Address

Grape Lane,
Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 4BA

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NZ 900110  Lat: 54.48637 Long: -0.61224

From York, take the A64 & A169 north-east to Whitby.

From Scarborough, take the A171 north to Whitby.

From Teesside, take the A171 east to Whitby.

Follow signs to Park and Ride (best from Teesside or Pickering or park in Town Centre car parks. The museum is on the east side of the swing bridge over the River Esk, take immediate right turn onto Grape Lane. Museum is on the right hand side at the far end.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards for Excellence. Yorkshire Tourist Board, White Rose Award 2005 and 2012 winner, 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year'. 'Discover Yorkshire Coast' Tourism Awards winner, 'Visitor Attraction of the Year 2005

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesAudible alarm system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Notes

Lift access for wheelchairs to first floor, but not to upper floors. We provide DVDs on the ground floor for people with limited mobility

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