Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, Whitby

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The majority of the town's lodging is near the small harbor at the town center. Consider a guest room in one of the historical buildings that line the water or on one of the narrow streets that branch off from the boardwalk. For views of the picturesque town and the cathedral, consider lodging inland and up the hill. Ask about themed rooms designed for the Whitby Gothic Weekend.
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  • located in the original house in Whitby where Cook learnt to sail. Very informative and covers 4 floors in an old building. some access for disabled people but a lot of stairs- up and down.  more »
  • I am an Australian and was brought with this history but I've never seen such a in-depth exposure. It was wonderful, the layout and research was impressive. I am also disabled and every thing possible...  more »
  • If you're interested in maritime history of the 18th century then you really should consider visiting this museum. Captain Cook is of course the theme but there is much more to learn about the places ...  more »
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  • Fascinating insight into the Captain Cooks early apprenticeship and a further overview of the future explorations he embarked on.
  • Small but enjoyable museum, with a broad range of exhibits connected to Captain Cook (lots of naval stuff, but also colonial artefacts, a few paintings, etc). I probably got a skewed impression, as there was a history group there on the day I visited, who were brilliant. They really brought the exhibits to life. For example, I chatted for a good hour or so to the guy discussing medicine at the time of Captain Cook, with a table full of tools from the time in front of him. Fascinating.
  • For anyone with even a passing interest in the life of Maritimer: Captain Cook, a lovely museum providing a wealth of information and historical artifacts from his life.
  • Some nice exhibits, such as old maps and beautiful models of ships, but otherwise a bit dry and dull. I left feeling like I was full of little details but didn't really know the story of Cook's life.
  • Very good but alot of reading