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Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Museum

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Tel: 01947 601900

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About

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. Our special exhibition for 2020 is about Joseph Banks, botanist on the Endeavour Voyage, 'The celebrated Mr. Banks. Reputation and Legacy' on all season from 15 February to 1 November.

Commemorative £2 Coins on Sale - Special Issues from The Royal Mint to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's First Voyage.

Pay on arrival, or visit our website to book online.


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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Opening Times

* October Open Weekdays 1000 - 1700
November Open Weekdays 1000 - 1600





Guide Prices

Adult £7
2 Adults £14
3 Adults £21
4 Adults £28
Children free (to age 16)
Maximum 6 persons, adults and children, per bubble
Book online via Museum website
Entry includes exhibitions at no extra charge.

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

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Online ordering available - Shop products
  • Open now
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Time limited visits

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

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.

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