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CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL MUSEUM

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.

Location/Address: Grape Lane
Whitby
County: North Yorkshire
Post Code: YO22 4BA
Main Historic Period: Georgian
Useful Website Address: Captain Cook Memorial Museum website
Tip/Nearby: Whitby Abbey, St Mary's church
Primary Management: Independent
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