The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Marton, Middlesbrough, UK


Museum is now open to visitors

We are pleased to announce the museum has re-opened for Summer/Autumn 2021

Pre booking is advised as we limit the number of visitors within the gallery spaces.

Tickets can be purchased online using the link

To purchase the season Explorer Pass please call the booking office 01642 729729

2021 Season 7th July to 31st October

Open 10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday - Saturday until 17th July

Tuesday - Sunday from 19th July

Closed : Monday including bank holidays

Last entry to museum galleries 15:15


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
2021 season

For details on bookings for school groups please visit the 'Schools' page.

Cooks Cafe is open all year

Cafe opening times are:

Sunday - Friday 10am - 3.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum opened on the 28th October 1978 – the 250th anniversary of Cook’s birth. It is housed in a purpose-built building close to the granite urn marking the site of Cook’s birthplace cottage in Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough. The museum tells the story of one of the world’s greatest navigators and mariners through themed display galleries, temporary exhibitions, associated activities and events and a lively education programme.

There is full disabled access throughout and additional facilities such as the Mess Deck(education & activities, meetings & events), Walkabout Gallery (education), Cabinet of Curiosities (archive & research), gift/book shop, and a café.

For further information please contact reception 01642 311211 or the Dorman Museum 01642 813781

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The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum forms part of Middlesbrough Museums & Galleries Service along with its sister venue - the Dorman Museum, situated in Linthorpe Road close to Albert Park.