Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is a public museum located in Stewart Park in Marton, Middlesbrough within the borough of Middlesbrough and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is one of three institutions run by the Middlesbrough Museum & Gallery Service along with the Dorman Museum and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima).The museum opened on 28 October 1978, the 250th anniversary of the birth in the same spot of British naval explorer and circumnavigator Captain James Cook. A biographical museum, it champions and surveys his life, times and subsequent journeys.biographical museum] Prior to its existence, visitors to the Park had long already been enlightened as to the location's historical significance by the erection by local industrialist and mayor Henry Bolckow of a granite urn in the 1850s bearing Cook's name, within what were then the grounds of his own residence, Marton Hall. Marton Hall was destroyed by fire in 1960 during demolition, with only a surviving stone loggia a telltale sign as to its former existence.
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  • This is an ideal introduction to history for children, putting Cook's great exploits in the context of their times. We were researching Captain Cook to get information for our grandson in New Zealand,...  more »
  • Surprisingly interesting, lots of background information giving context, contrast to modern times is huge, we were fortunate to turn up on a free entry day by chance. Worth an hour in a nice park .  more »
  • If you.re interested in history then this museum is for you. Good exhibits and info. If you wander around, without reading the plaques, etc you.ll learn little. Read them and your experience will be m...  more »
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  • Museum is good. Very accessible and interesting for kids. Only about 40 minutes or so of entertainment but not expensive. Cafe is lovely set up but so disorganised. There are a lot of staff but it's all very hap hazard. I was served a panini that hadn't been toasted. Chairs and tables are all very very close together. Difficult to get through. Kids box meals are very pricey. Food was good however and staff friendly, just a bit clueless. There didn't seem to be any organisation. A sandwich and fries were served to our table, ten minutes before the children's box meals. Lots of new staff maybe.
  • Best hot chocolate in the world according to my daughter 😀 lovely place and very friendly staff
  • Went on a school trip with my son's class. The kids loved it and I found it very informative
  • Visited Cooks Cafe great service excellent good and friendly staff would recommend a visit
  • Always lovely to visit her and Stewart Park...brilliant place to bring children...

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