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Exhibition, from 18 Feb 2017

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Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Museum

Details

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

The Captain Cook Museum is filling in our knowledge of this aspect of the voyages with an exhibition running throughout the 2017 season. With original artworks from the voyages and loans from major museums, the exhibition explores how the voyagers reacted to the new places and peoples they saw. There was a fateful visit to Batavia (modern Jakarta) on Cook's first voyage, where many of the crew fell sick. On the last voyage, the artist John Webber made the first paintings of many of the places they visited, including the earliest of Krakatoa before the devastating eruption of 1883

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017 11:00 to 15:00
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017 09:45 to 17:00
Normal museum opening dates and times

Prices

.Normal museum admission prices. No extra charge for special exhibition

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    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

    Contact

    Cook Museum Whitby

    01947 601900

    Address

    Grape Lane,
    Whitby,
    North Yorkshire,
    YO22 4BA

    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)
    • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
    • 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

    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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