Captain Cook Memorial Museum
ringing together person, place and period – a key site and historical personality.
This historic harbourside house in Whitby’s Grape Lane is where the young James Cook came in 1746 to serve his seaman’s apprenticeship.
Over the past 25 years the Museum has assembled a rich collection of paintings, manuscripts and unique artifacts celebrating the great explorer and the work of the crews, artists and scientists who sailed with him.
Cook is an exemplar of consummate skill, perseverance and endeavour. The Museum invites visitors to ‘get to know Captain Cook’ through the story of his extraordinary achievement.
Awards For Excellence 2013: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - GOLD WINNER