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At 25 years old, Joseph Banks was appointed as the official botanist, on Cook’s first great voyage in 1768. He quickly became an invaluable member of the crew because of his ability to develop friendly relations with the islanders. He developed a mutual trust through his openness, natural curiosity and fascination with their customs and way of life. Find out more about Banks and his experiences on board the Endeavour.

£3 per person or free with an Explorer Pass. 

Includes light refreshments. 

Time TBC. 

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.