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Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Address

Grape Lane,
Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 4BA

Details

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 2014 'Australian Encounters! Charting a continent '.

One of Britain's Best!. Finalist 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 Administrator, Maria Aparicio.

For further details see www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing 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

Opening details

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.

Prices

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.

Directions

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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

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)
  • 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

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