The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Marton, Middlesbrough, UK



Talks and Demonstrations for Adults

Celebrating 250 years since Captain Cook's First Voyage of Discovery

Saturday 1st September  
11am-12 noon    

Remembering the Great Departure'  
Steve Ragnall from the Captain Cook Society is visiting the museum in the week that commemorates the departure of HM bark Endeavour from England. Steve will be sharing his knowledge of Cook's crew and giving an insight into what life would have been like on board ship 250 years ago.

£3 per person or free with an Explorer Pass. Light refreshments provided.
Saturday 8th September
11am- 12.30pm  
'Crossing the Line: the first stage of the Endeavour voyage 1768-69'  
Talk by Phil Philo
In early September 1768 the Endeavour made its first stop at Madeira then went onto Rio de Janeiro before reaching its first goal, Tahiti, to record the transit of Venus.

£3 per person or free with an Explorer Pass. Light refreshments provided
Friday 26th October
(time to be confirmed)  

'Joseph Banks and his role on Endeavour'
Paul Scott of the Joseph Banks Society will be talking about the young Banks who was appointed official botanist on Cook's first voyage. Find out more about Banks' fascination with the cultures of native islanders and about his life and experiences aboard Endeavour.

£3 per person or free with an Explorer Pass. Light refreshments provided.
Saturday 20th October
Captain Cook Society Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Captain Cook Society will take place at the museum once again this year. Guest speakers will be sharing their knowledge throughout the day.
Sunday 28th October   
Captain Cook's Birthday Service, St. Cuthbert's Church, Marton
The vicar of St. Cuthbert's, where James Cook was baptised is holding a service to mark his birthday this year. Free and all welcome.


27 March - 28 October

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

Entry to the Museum cafe is free.

Admission Charges to Galleries and Exhibitions:

Single Day Tickets:
Adult - £4
Concession - £2.50

Explorer Pass (Family Ticket) - £10
(2 Adults & 3 Children)

Explorer Passes are valid for the full
2018 season

Bank Holidays

Winter 2018/19
29 October - Easter 2019








EVENT Information

Family Activities


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