CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was apprenticed to John Walker in Whitby for about 10 years and, when ashore, tradition has it that he lodged in the house which is now this museum. As well as telling the story of Cook's remarkable career as a Royal Naval officer, explorer and surveyor, charting New Zealand, parts of Australia and several Pacific islands, the museum holds many original letters, maps and artwork in its collection. Cook's boats were built in Whitby - the museum has models on display. Cook was killed in Hawaii by native Hawaiians.