The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Marton, Middlesbrough, UK



Temporary Exhibition

Gotta Catch 'Em All:
natural history collecting on
captain cook's Voyages

For the 2017 season, a major new temporary exhibition about the collecting and recording of plants and animals on Cook's three great voyages. Including loans from national and regional museums of original specimens and drawings by the voyage artists seen or brought back on the voyage, including the work of Joseph Banks on the first voyage. Also featuring a representation of the great cabin aboard one of Cook's ships being used for the processing and recording of specimens.


1 June - 29 October

10:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday - Sunday

Winter 2017/18
30 October - Easter 2018




EVENT Information

October Activities

Craft Activity

Tuesday 24th October
Collectors treasures

Craft Activity

Friday 27th October
Captain Cook's birthday celebrations.

Our traditional celebrations to remember the 289th brithday of Captain James Cook.

Crafts, stories and cake for all!

Museum addmission charges apply

Autumn Events for older learners

High Seas Science

Friday 8th September

A talk about the science of stars and navigation with John McCue.

£2.50 per person or free with an Explorer Pass

Store Tour with Phil Philo

Friday 6th October

The Great Cabinet of Curiosities collection store will be open with our former curator Phil Philo and museum staff on hand to show the collections and discuss ways in which they could be used.

£2.50 per person or free with an Explorer Pass

Watercolour Taster

Friday 13th October
10am - 2pm

Discover more about the artists on board with Captain Cook. Take a close look at some of the amazing watercolours on display with museum staff and watercolour artist Andy Broderick before having a try yourself.
Materials and lunch included.

£40 per person or £35 with an Explorer Pass
Spaces are limited.

Booking essential on 01642 311211 or e-mail

Get Stuffed! Taxidermy Demonstration

Friday 20th October

Local taxidermist Adrian Johnstone will be teaching us more about this amazing process as he demonstrates the techniques.

£10 per person or £5 with an Explorer Pass

Unless otherwise stated, all craft events are £1 per child or free with your Explorer Pass.

Activities times are 1pm -3pm unless otherwise stated.
Last tickets for craft activities 2.30pm.

We regret that these are family events we do not have the capacity to accommodate any child minding or organised groups.

Maximum 4 children per adult please.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For further details about these events contact the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum on 01642 311211