Adult and Group Tours
Join our experienced Museum guides as they escort you through our beautiful grade 1 listed building built in 1688
See where James Cook studied as an apprentice sailor (1746 – 1755)
Learn more about his early background, life sailing Whitby merchant vessels, adventures with the Royal Navy and his three famous voyages of discovery
ICE! Exploring the Far South - Special Exhibition for 2023
This year's Special Exhibition marks the 250th anniversary of the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle in 1773.
250 years ago, Captain Cook with two ships, Resolution and Adventure, crossed the Antarctic Circle for the first time during his second voyage of exploration. What was the aim of the voyage? The answer has much to do with geographical curiosity about those regions which still formed a blank area on the map. Most importantly, was there a great ‘unknown southern continent’ waiting to be discovered?
£8.50 per head
Tour of the Museum
Experienced tour guides
Plan on 2 hours
Dedicated education room: induction loop system and wheelchair access
Place to leave bags, toilet facilities
Wheelchair access to first floor; DVD guide to upper floors