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Jul 21

Pressgang! with the Historical Maritime Society


Would you like to sail with Captain Cook? It wasn't all plain sailing!


In 2018 we commemorate the 250th anniversary of Cook's famous voyages to the Pacific! 

There's many events taking place all around the world and we have some amazing ones right here in Middlesbrough! We'll be listing all the individual events separately, but here's a handy round up of where you need to be to celebrate all things Captain Cook 250! 

Family Events

Time Bandits on Board the Endeavour: 29th May, 11am - 3pm

The Great Barrier Reef: 31st May, 1pm - 3pm

Flax Weaving (drop in with Deb Gillanders): 15th July, 11am - 3pm

Pressgang! with the Historical Maritime Society: 21st July & 22nd July, 11am - 3pm

Moving Turtles: 24th July, 1pm - 3pm

Pirate Training Day! 26th July, 11am - 3pm

Animal Handling (drop in with Animal Story): 31st July, 1pm - 3pm

Polynesian Stamps: 2nd August, 1pm - 3pm

Cook Sites with Google Expeditions: 2nd August, 10.30am - 11.30am

Performances with Inner State Theatre Company: 7th August, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Fighting Scurvy! 9th August, 1pm - 3pm

Maori Tiles: 14th August, 1pm - 3pm

Amazing Albatross: 16th August, 1pm - 3pm

Tropical Picture Frames: 21st August, 1pm - 3pm

Felt Puppets: 23rd August, 1pm - 3pm

Pirates of the Park Run! 25th August, 9am

40th birthday celebrations of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum: 27th October, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Adult Activities

Walk and Talk of Stewart Park: 25th May, 10am - 12 noon

Fitted for a Foreign Voyage (with Phil Philo): 2nd June, 11am - 12.30pm

Taxidermy Demonstration (with Adrian Johnston): 1st July, 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Remembering the Great Departure (with Steve Ragnall from the Captain Cook Society): 1st August, 11am - 12 noon

Crossing the Line - the first stage of the Endeavour Voyage 1768-69 (with Phil Philo): 8th September, 11am - 12.30pm

Joseph Banks and his role on the Endeavour (with Jean Shaftoe of the Joseph Banks Society): 26th October, 1pm - 2.30pm

Captain Cook Society Meeting: 20th October

Captain Cook's Birthday Service: 28th October 

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Discover why Captain James Cook is the world's most famous navigator with our exploration into his early life, seafaring career and the legacy of his voyages.

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 housing original artefacts, exhibitions, associated activities and events and a lively education programme. There is full disabled access throughout and additional facilities such as the Discovery Room (education & activities), the Endeavour Room (meetings & events), the Resolution Resources Room (archive & research) complete with a gift/book shop and café.