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Exhibition:Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

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Exhibition, Mon 13 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2020, £6-£26

Exhibition 'The Celebrated Mr Banks'

Exhibition 'The Celebrated Mr Banks'

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Details

On all season till 1 November. Exhibition at no extra charge.

What did it mean to be a celebrity in the 18th century? Cook’s first voyage launched Joseph Banks on a career which took him to the top of the world of science and learning. He never travelled to the Pacific again, but how did he become a globally recognised figure?

Why should we remember Banks in connection with Australian wool, the transplantation of breadfruit, the development of tea in India or the growth of gardening and horticulture? Our exhibition explores how Banks’ reputation grew and some of the legacies of his long life.

This exhibition will be the second to focus on Joseph Banks’ career – last year ‘Botanical Endeavours’ explored his work and importance on Cook’s first voyage. That voyage was a game changer in Banks’ career, and he lost little time in capitalising on it despite the fiasco of withdrawing from Cook’s second voyage.

Banks undertook a brief voyage to Iceland (1772), started to advise George III on the development of Kew (1773), joined learned society life in London, and most important, became President of the Royal Society in 1778. A formidable organiser, networker and correspondent on a global scale, his significance is hard to underestimate.

Banks died 200 years ago in 1820 and still remains the longest serving President of the Royal Society.

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

Children welcome

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 13 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2020 11:00 to 16:00
**To avoid disappointment, please visit the event website to double check this event is going ahead.**

Prices

Museum admission prices. No extra charge for exhibition
Adult £6.50
2 Adults £13
3 Adults £19.50
4 Adults £26

Children (up to age 16) free entry

Address

Grape Lane,
Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 4BA

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NZ 900110  Lat: 54.48681 Long: -0.61182

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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

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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