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Captain Cook is Yorkshire's most famous son. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum houses a superb collection of original exhibits. Disabled access, gift shop, various language guides.
Come and discover the exciting world of Captain Cook at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in the historic town of Whitby. The Museum is in the 17th century house on Whitby's harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice. It was here Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his epic voyages of discovery. The museum has won the White Rose Award and is visited throughout the year by people from over 50 different countries... Come and discover for yourself.
The Captain Cook Memorial Museum makes an interesting visit for anyone exploring the town of Whitby. The museum features original letters from Captain Cook to Captain Hammond, Cook's attic where the apprentices lodges, paintings and more. The Museum is housed in an historic building on the harbourside namely John Walker's House. In 1746 James Cook, then a youth aged seventeen, came here to be apprenticed to Captain John Walker. A beautiful 17th century house, this is the sole remaining building which can with certainty be connected to Cook.
The Captain Cook Memorial Museum offers a permanent collection of letters in Cook's own hand, ship models and maps, original paintings, Gainsborough, Hodges, Webber. Why was Cook chosen to command the Endeavour? Learn about Cook's service in the Royal Navy and Canada... Where did Cook sail during the three Voyages? Why is Whitby so important in the Cook story? Come and see exciting models of Cook's second voyage ship The Resolution... With special exhibitions throughout the year, the museum is a great place to visit at any time. The Museum has a variety of souvenirs, with something to suit every pocket, from pencils and postcards to books or pictures.