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Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

The Museum is in the 17th century house on Whitby's harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice. It was here Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his epic voyages of discovery

Why was Cook chosen to command the Endeavour?

Learn about Cook's service in the Royal Navy and Canada...

Where did Cook sail during the three Voyages?

For maps and a brief account, see 'The Great Voyages'...

Why is Whitby so important in the Cook story?

Cook's sea-going career began in Whitby...

Jobs in the Museum: Currently recruiting for a Museum Operations Manager