Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

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Gallery 1 - Life Aboard Ship
Cook’s ships, including the famous HM Bark Endeavour; the sailor’s everyday life and diet.
Display of 18th century nautical artefacts and Cook heirlooms; hands-on activities; sounds; reconstructions; hammock interactive and ‘Sidney Scurvy’ computer interactive.

Gallery 2 - Sidney Scurvy's Ship
Become an officer, idler, waister or topman and follow Sidney Scurvy on a voyage of discovery to find out about the experiences of Cook’s crewmembers. Dare you let the cat out of the bag or put the last stitch through the nose of the dead mariner?
Reconstructions and a film about Cook’s ships and the lands visited.

Gallery 3 - The Science of the Voyages
The botanical recording of Joseph Banks; the plants and animals discovered, collected and illustrated by the artists on the voyages.
Includes original artefacts, graphic panels, interactive displays, interactive computers and film show.

Gallery 4 - Cook's Early Career
Film presentation about Cook’s life in Great Ayton, Staithes and Whitby, including his training as a seaman.
Cook's Early Career in the Royal Navy
Background to Cook’s life as an able seaman and his introduction to surveying and chart making in Canada.

Gallery 5 - Cook's Early Years
The Cook family and the Birthplace Cottage, Marton, including a reconstruction of the cottage interior with a young James Cook and his mother, Grace.
Life during the age of Enlightenment and historic background.
Displays of historic artefacts with graphic panels, reconstructions, computer interactives and hands-on exhibits.

The Ethnography of the Voyages
The diverse people and their cultures discovered by Cook in the Pacific.
Including original artefacts (tools, weapons, personal possessions, fabric and ornaments), images and a film recording the reaction of contemporary communities to Cook’s legacy.


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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Stewart Park


01642 311211

Fax 01642 317419

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