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 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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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 10, 2017
    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 »
  • July 20, 2017
    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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  • Went on a school trip with my son's class. The kids loved it and I found it very informative
  • Got Lots Of Information Packed Into A Tiny Building.
  • Relaxing and enjoyed food grounds alone worth a visit .
  • 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.
  • Great little museum to learn about Captain cook.

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