An hour from York - the 17th century house where James Cook lodged as apprentice seaman to Whitby shipmaster Captain John Walker.
Rich collection of exhibits about Yorkshire's most famous son. Includes period rooms in meticulously restored house, ship models, plans and manuscripts, artefacts from the voyages, and fine original paintings, drawings and prints.
Stunning site on harbourside. An easy day out from York by car. Beautiful drive. Ancient seaport town.
Visit includes our special exhibition 2013 'Oceans apart! Canoes of the Pacific '.
One of Britain's Best!. Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards for Excellence.
Twice winners in Yorkshire's White Rose Awards, 2005 and 2012 - celebrating the life of Captain Cook.Allow 2 hours for your visit. Introductory session about Cook, Whitby, his ships, and his discoveries, by an experienced guide. Schools visits tailored to age group and curriculum. Block and tackle demonstration if required. All Group Visits pre-booked through our Administator, Pete Rowe.
Adult groups £4 per person
School & student groups, by prior arrangement with museum, £3 per pupil. Accompanying teachers & coach drivers free
Entry includes all exhibitions.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Open All year 09.45 - 17.00
All visits pre-booked. Evening visits by special arrangement. Winter months (Nov - Feb) open for groups though closed to general public.
Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA
Map reference: NZ 900110 Lat: 54.48637 Long: -0.61224
Accessible by Public Transport : Whitby station
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