Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough

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4.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you are around Stewarts Park then worth dropping in here for half an hour - especially if you have been to Australasia like I have on a number of occasions. Worth a visit especially like when I vis...  read more »
  • a very good experience as the kids we took enjoyed it as they were interested in what we seen so as to do a report of interest when going back to school of where they visited 
  • we are lucky to live a few minuets away, there is a centre granite memorial to captain cook standing on where his home and birthplace is. The MUESEUM is only a Minuit away and is well worth a look for...  read more »
  • Not really my taste. Didn't really compare to others I have visited
  • A must see place for anyone who is interested in Captain Cook.
  • Museum very small, most of the building seems to be cafe or shop
  • i had my birthday there
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