Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough
(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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  • This place is nice for what it is. There are alot of videos which tell the tale of james cook and i learned alot but there isnt as many artifacts as i expected in a birth place museum. I enjoyed my tr...  more »
  • Went there in September and it was pretty impressive, there are lifts to all floors and even a cafe upstairs. Has lots of information and lots of models of ships and some impressive artefacts from his...  more »
  • 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...  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