Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, Whitby

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  • We found it really interesting reading about Captain Cook and seeing the artefacts in the Museum. The old maps and the paintings that were drawn during the voyages were remarkable. Enjoyed by three ge...  more »
  • We visited here on a day out to Whitby , lovely little museum dedicated to Captain cook , I vaguely remember learning about him at school , was nice to see some of the things he discovered and learn a...  more »
  • As Aussies we definitely had to have this one on our list however we were slightly disappointed in this museum. The staff were so enthusiastic though and very helpful.  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

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