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“Preparations for Cook’s First Voyage 15 Feb- 25 Aug 1768

The story of the 28 weeks leading up to the start of Cook's Endeavour voyage, from the Royal Society's proposal and application to the King for support, through to the purchase of a ship, its fitting out and supply, and the appointment of its crew.

£3 per person or free with an Explorer Pass. 

Includes light refreshments. 

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.