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About the event...

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! Here's a handy round up of where and when you need to be to celebrate all things Captain Cook 250! 


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


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