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
Special Exhibition 2013
Why was Cook chosen to command the Endeavour?
Where did Cook sail during the three Voyages?
Why is Whitby so important in the Cook story?
The Museum is open daily from 16 February to 3 November.
What's in our permanent collection?
Letters in Cook's own hand, ship models and maps, original paintings, Gainsborough, Hodges, Webber.
Schools, Overseas Students, Groups
For our introductory sessions and facilities, see the appropriate section:
Award Winning Museum
Twice winners of Welcome to Yorkshire’s prestigious White Rose Award for the Best Small Visitor Attraction – in 2005 and now once again in 2012.
Now finalist in the national awards, Visit England's Awards for Excellence 2013 competition.