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Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Museum

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Tel: 01947 601900

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Captain Cook Memorial Museum

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About us

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. 'Whitby in the time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' is our special exhibition for 2018, on all season from 10 February to 4 November

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

Opening Times

* If you would like to visit during the winter months, please ring the Museum and arrange with our Manager a mutually convenient date and time. Ring 01947 601900/ 01527948510. The price for a private visit is £8.50 per head.

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.

Guide Prices

Adult £5.70
Child £3.50
Concession £5.20 (Available to Senior Citizens)

Family £14 (2 adults & 2 children)
Adult groups £5.10 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.

Facilities

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Languages

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

Property Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

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

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

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 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold VisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016
  • 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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