Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Step into a 17th century house where young James Cook lodged as an apprentice while he was training to be a seaman, which led to his epic voyages of discovery. See fantastic detailed models of Cook’s ships and imagine what it was like sailing the oceans nearly four hundred years ago. You will also get the chance to read some of Captain Cook’s letters.
Walk up to the attic with its high timbered roof and imagine it as sleeping quarters for young apprentices, who would also study there by candlelight on dark evenings. Look out of the window over to the harbour and the shipyard, which once built the huge impressive ships Cook sailed in. Nowadays, the attic hosts annual special exhibitions, but you can still get transported back to the world of wooden ships and hard-working seamen if you use your imagination.
The museum also has a rich collection of material relating to Captain Cook and those who sailed with him. And you will also get to know about his lovely wife Elizabeth who stayed at home, anxiously waiting for her husband to return.
Facilities: Wheelchair users now have access to the ground floor and to the first floor via a specially installed lift.
Opening Times: February to March – daily 11:00 – 15:00
March to November – daily 09:45 – 17:00
Last admission – 30 minutes before closing. Please check website for dates of closing.
•Senior Citizen £5.10
•Adult Group 10+ £4.80 per person (pre-booked)
•School Group 10+ £3.00 per child (pre-booked) Accompanying teachers and coach drivers free.