The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Marton, Middlesbrough, UK


Museum Opening Hours

2016 Season

22 March 2016 – 30 October 2016
Tuesday - Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm
Last entry to museum galleries 3:45pm

Admission Charges:
Entry to the Museum cafe and Pacific Predators exhibition is free.

Entry to the main galleries and Walkabout: Australian Aboriginal Life and Legend:
Adult - £3
Concession - £2
Family Ticket - £6 (2 Adults 2 Children)
Tickets are valid for the full 2016 season

For details on bookings for school groups please visit the 'Schools' page.

Nana Tom's Cafe opening times are:

Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 3.45pm
(Last orders 3.30pm)

Closed Mondays


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The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum forms part of Middlesbrough Museums & Galleries Service along with its sister venue - the Dorman Museum, situated in Linthorpe Road close to Albert Park.



The month of October is the last chance to visit the Museum before it closes for the Winter and to see its main galleries downstairs, telling the fascinating story of Cook's life and legacy; two very popular temporary exhibitions; and enjoy some end of season events.

Time it right and you could also catch some Cook-related events leading up to and including the Discover Middlesbrough celebration of the town's heritage and Cook's birthday, both at the Museum and out in the community.

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, temporary 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), gift/book shop, and a café.

Since opening it has undergone a series of refurbishments and has won a number of major awards for its displays and services to visitors. Re-developments have been supported by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, European Regional Development Fund, One NorthEast, English Partnerships, Northern Electric, British Steel, Teesside TEC and North East Museums, Libraries & Archives Council.