Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby


The seventeenth century house where the great explorer James Cook lodged when not at sea, during his apprenticeship in the years 1746 to 1749. The house stands by the harbour at Whitby with the ruins of the medieval abbey above. It was home of the Walker family to whom the young Cook was apprenticed and was the centre of their shipping business. The museum is furnished according to an inventory of Cook's time, together with ship models, original letters and paintings and water colours by artists who travelled on the voyages. Special exhibition, all season in Cook's Attic at the Museum "Australian Encounters! Charting a Continent."

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Grape Lane
YO22 4BA
  01947 601900
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Disabled access : Disabled access to ground and first floors. Special DVD to cover upper floors.
Opening Times : February 15 - March 31: Daily 11am-3pm, April 1 - November 2: Daily 9.45am-5pm.
Last Admission : February and March 2.30pm. March - November 3 4.30pm. Winter months, by mutual arrangement, ring Administrator on 01947 601900.
Admission Prices : Adult £4.80, child £3.30, family £12, senior citizen 60+ £4.30. School group £3.00 per child (pre-booked). Winter months £7.50.

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