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CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL MUSEUM

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.

Grape Lane
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22 4BA
Georgian
Captain Cook Memorial Museum website
Whitby Abbey, St Mary's church
Independent