The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Marton, Middlesbrough, UK



Museum Opening Hours

2017 Season

1 June 2017 – 29 October 2017
Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am-3.30pm
Last entry to museum galleries 2:45pm

Admission Charges:
Entry to the Museum cafe is free.

Entry to the main galleries
and Gotta Catch 'Em All exhibition:

Single Day Tickets:
Adult - £4
Concession - £2.50

Explorer Pass (Family Ticket) - £10
(2 Adults & 3 Children)

Explorer Passes are valid for the full 2017 season

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

Our new cafe is now open for business.

Cafe opening times are:

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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 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.



For further information please contact reception 01642 311211 or the Dorman Museum 01642 813781

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