Captain Cook Memorial Museum

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Open again!
Weekdays 10:00 - 17:00

Pre-booked visits only. Book online via Museum website

Opening Details Thurs 1 Oct - Mon 30 Nov Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00

Prices Adult £7, 2 Adults £14, 3 Adults £21, 4 Adults £28 Children (to 16) Free entry


CAPTAIN'S RULES

For your safety and enjoyment

• Pre-book your party online
• Up to 6 people per party
• 1 hour visits, one party entry each quarter hour
• 1 party per floor at a time
• 15 minutes per floor
• Please move promptly to the next floor at the sound of the ship’s bell. Keep social distance from the party ahead
• Follow the Captain’s Rules as if you were under naval discipline!
• Arrive on time. If late we may ask you to miss a floor. If very late we may turn you away altogether. This is to ensure social distancing and a smooth flow through the Museum
• Additional precautions: Covid-19 training for staff, Hygiene Screen, PPE for staff, Enhanced cleaning during day, Hygiene stations and sanitizers, limited shop purchases, limited cashless payment on site
• Our arrangements may change as Government Guidance progresses

The handsome 17th century house in Grape Lane is where the young James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in the year 1746. It belonged to Cook's master, the Quaker ship owner, Captain John Walker. When Cook was not at sea, he lodged here in the attic with Walker's 'other family' of apprentices.

It houses a superb collection of original exhibits about Yorkshire's most famous son. Original paintings, maps and manuscripts, ship models and Pacific artefacts tell the story of the Voyages.

Every year there is an exhibition in the attic on a special subject, bringing together treasures from all over the country.
'The celebrated Mr. Banks. Reputation and Legacy' is our special exhibition for 2020, on all season from 15 February to 1 November.

Commemorative Coins on sale at Museum, special issue from the Royal Mint for 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's First Voyage.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adultfrom £6.50 to £26.00 per adult

Adult £6.50
2 Adults £13
3 Adults £19.50
4 Adults £26
Children (to 16) Free entry

Adult and school groups not yet permitted.

Entry includes exhibitions at no extra charge.
Visit our website to book online.

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 - Booked in advance

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

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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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
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsDiscover Yorkshire Coast local members logo Discover Yorkshire Coast local members logo 2017
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Captain Cook Memorial Museum (1 Oct 2020 - 30 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - SundayClosed

* Tickets and time slots must be booked online before visiting.

**To avoid disappointment, for current opening times, prices and any new admission policies, please visit the business website which may contain new information.**

Prices Adult £7,
2 Adults £14,
3 Adults £21,
4 Adults £28
Children (to 16) Free entry

Adult and school groups not yet permitted.

Entry includes exhibitions at no extra charge.
Visit our website to book online.

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