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This week marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook stepping aboard the Endeavour for the first time in preparation for his voyage. Come and learn more about this amazing ship by meeting the Time Bandits. There will be opportunities to see and handle 18th century replicas and chat with the time bandits to find out more about our greatest local hero. Youngsters can create their own Endeavour to take home. 

Museum admission applies or an Explorer Pass is required. 


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.