This handsome 17thC harbourside house is where the great explorer, James Cook, came to serve his apprenticeship in Whitby in the year 1746. It belonged to Cook's master, the Quaker ship owner, Captain John Walker. When the young Cook was not at sea, he lodged here in the attic with Walker's 'other family' of apprentices.
The house is now a museum. It houses a superb collection of original exhibits about Yorkshire's most famous son.
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.
Our special exhibition for 2013 is 'Oceans Apart! Canoes of the Pacific''
Captain Cook Museum is featured in our local leaflet 'Art and Heritage Trail - Yorkshire Coast and Countryside' you can view the full leaflet on our website in the 'Brochures' section.
Concession £4.30 (Available to Senior Citizens)
Family £12 (2 adults & 2 children)
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||Last admission, half an hour before closing.
Between November and February pre-booked Groups 10+, Schools and Adults (normal prices). Pre-arranged private individual visits, up to 9 people (£7.50 per person)
16 Feb - 28 Mar Open Daily 1100 - 1500
28 Mar - 3 Nov Open Daily 0945 - 1700
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