Captain Cook

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Adventure!  Endurance! Extraordinary Seamanship! Survival against the odds.

Cook’s voyages were the 18th century equivalent of today’s missions to Mars.  For ten years Cook and his crews explored the unknown, uncharted waters of the Pacific, the South Atlantic, and the Arctic Oceans.  Danger was ever present.

The House on the harbour   The Museum is in the 17th century house where the master mariner and Quaker, Captain John Walker lodged his young apprentice James Cook during the winter when not at sea.  This is where it all began.  What did Cook owe to Whitby and John Walker?

The thought-provoking collection of original paintings and drawings, letters in Cook’s own hand, ship models, maps and fascinating objects gathered on the voyages illustrate the Cook story.

New special exhibition every year.  For 2022 ‘Sea Peoples – Navigating the Pacific’.  Describes the ways Polynesians and Europeans overcame the greatest of the world’s oceans

Open daily - FEB HALF TERM TO 31ST OCTOBER. 

November -  Check website for extending opening dates and times in November.
Last admission half an hour before closing.
​​​​These arrangements were correct at the time of writing.  Covid is still around. Government Guidelines may change.  If in doubt please check dates and times on our website

 

Anti Covid precautions remain in place

•  Hygiene Screen
•  Personal Protective Equipment for staff and volunteers
•  Enhanced cleaning throughout day
•  Deep cleaning daily
•  Hygiene stations and hand sanitizer dispensers
•  We are encouraging visitors and staff to continue to wear masks and to maintain prudent social distance

We much look forward to welcoming you back in 2022!

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Prices start from£7.50 per ticket

Accompanied Children up to age of 16 – free
Entry includes exhibitions at no extra charge
Please visit business website for current prices.

Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome

Facilities

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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: Whitby station is 0 miles away.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Type:Museum - Maritime

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA
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Tel01947 601900

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold VisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold 2016
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast - Gold Member Discover Yorkshire Coast - Gold Member 2021

Opening Times

Season (12 Feb 2022 - 1 Apr 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 15:00
Season (2 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:45 - 17:00

* Open daily - FEB HALF TERM TO 31ST OCTOBER.

November - Check website for extending opening dates and times in November.
Last admission half an hour before closing

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