The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Marton, Middlesbrough, UK



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We are delighted to announce The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum has won a Sandford Award.

The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles.

The Awards focus on formal, curriculum-linked education opportunities offered to schools by heritage sites, although recognition is also made of informal learning such as family programmes. 

The Sandford Award is managed by the Heritage Education Trust in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.  The Trust is the only body in existence able to provide independent quality assurance to historic properties and collections which run education programmes. 

"The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum offers primary children a wealth of opportunities to engage with and be inspired by the life and achievements of Captain James Cook. Its key strengths lie in the quality of its staff who facilitate active, independent, enquiry based and collaborative learning and the opportunities it provides for children to work on the galleries up close to the fascinating collections." (Sandford Award Judge)

Congratulations to our education team!

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Exhibitions, Activities, Events
See our 'What's On' page for the latest exhibitions, activities and events.

The Marton Moai

See 'Collections' and 'Niu Treasures of the Pacific' for information on our new outdoor sculpture and exhibit.

TFM's Graham Mack gets a traditional Maori welcome to the Museum from George Nuku.


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Teachers Pack
Teacher's Pack

Teacher's Pack available
A teacher's pack has been produced by the education staff at the museum with the help of local teachers. The pack includes information, worksheets and activity trails. The pack is available from the museum shop priced at £3 or £4.00 mail order.