The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Marton, Middlesbrough, UK


Museum Opening Hours


2nd November 2015 to 22nd March 2016

Our museum galleries are now closed to the public.

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

Nana Tom's Cafe will remain open as usual during the winter museum gallery closure.

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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 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.