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Museum, £3.30-£5.40

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Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Details

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 artifacts 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. 'Wives and Sweethearts, the Sailor's Farewell' is our 2016 exhibition, on all season till 6 November .


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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

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

Opening details

Whitby’s Captain Cook Museum will be closed from the 6th November until Saturday 18 February. However all is not lost! We do open the Museum during the winter for pre-arranged visits. Expect from 20th December to 4th January.

If you have guests who would like to visit, please advise them to ring the Museum and arrange with our Manager a mutually convenient date and time. Ring 01947 601900/ 01527948510. The price for what is effectively a private visit is £7.50 per head.

Prices

Adult £5.40
Child £3.50
Concession £5.10 (Available to Senior Citizens)

Family £14 (2 adults & 2 children)
Adult groups £4.80 per person
School & student groups, by prior arrangement with museum, £3 per pupil. Accompanying teachers & coach drivers free

Entry includes exhibitions at no extra charge.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 27 Mar - Sun 5 Nov From Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages, Asia

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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 accessDisabled access
  • 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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

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

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