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William Hodges, The Resolution Passing a Tabular Iceberg 1773-4  © State Library of New South Wales

Adventure!  Endurance!  Extraordinary Seamanship! 
Survival against the odds! 

Learn about Captain Cook's awe-inspiring voyages

It all began here!

For ten years, Cook explored the unknown waters of the Pacific, South Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

Cook learnt his seaman's trade in Whitby. The Museum is in the 17th-century house where he lodged as an apprentice when not at sea.

Our rich collections tell the story.
Open daily 30 March to 3 November 2024 .


Temporary closure​- Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July

Please be informed that the museum will be temporarily closed to complete important maintenance work on the above dates.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. we look forward to welcoming you from Wednesday 10th July.

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