Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough

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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 in 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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  • a themed museum set in the grounds of Stewart Park, the former grounds of the sadly lost Marton Hall. Highlights james Cook as her birthplace cottage was sited in the grounds and tells the tales of hi...  more »
  • my daughter loves this place; she practically knows all there is to know about james cook shes been that many times! yet she never gets bored of it, there is always things to do, the museum itself is ...  more »
  • I live in Hartlepool and as a change decided to check out both the park and the museum. The museum doesn't have lots to offer. It it certainly gives you an insight into the life of captain cook. There...  more »
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  • Had a nice mooch around the museum as daughter is learning about explorers at school. It may be small but it's great how it's not overwhelming. Some great costumes and models on display. Learned quite a lot myself 😆 The museum is reasonably priced too & is surrounded by a nice Park too.
  • Not really my taste. Didn't really compare to others I have visited
  • Lovely park and play area. Has plenty of toilets and a very nice cafe.
  • A must see place for anyone who is interested in Captain Cook.
  • Great local museum