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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum


Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS7 8AT

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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum will be closed over the winter period and re-open in Spring.

Discover why Captain James Cook is the world's most famous navigator with our exploration into his early life, seafaring career and legacy of his voyages.

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 housing original artefacts, exhibitions, associated activities and events and a lively education programme. There is full disabled access throughout and additional facilities such as the Mess Deck (education, activities and events), Walkabout collection (Austrailian Natural History and Ethnography displays), the Cabinet of Curiosities (archive & research room) complete with a gift/book shop and café.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£4.00 per person per day
Child£2.50 per person per day
Concession£2.50 per person per day
Season Family Ticket£10.00 per ticket type

Season Family Ticket : up to 2 Adults & 3 Concessions unlimited visits during the season.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Education Groups Min - Schools to be booked in advance.


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Nana Toms Cafe inside Museum serving speciality teas, coffees etc. and homemade sandwiches, cakes etc.
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1 hour
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 90
  • Min group size - 10
  • Solo accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Discovery Room for educational purposes i.e. schools to be booked in advance.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      Nearest major road is A19. From the A19 take the A174 then the A172 to Middlesbrough centre. The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is signposted by brown signs from the A19 and A174. Car park situated in Stewart Park.

      Public Transport Directions

      Nearest station is Marton Station.To plan your journey, visit the public transport links below;www.travelinenortheast.infowww.connectteesvalley.comOr contact;0871 200 22 33

      Opening Times

      Captain Cook Birthplace Museum (27 Mar 2020 - 29 Oct 2020)
      Tuesday - Sunday10:30 - 15:30

      * SEASONAL OPENING 27 March - 29 October Tuesday - Sunday 10:30am - 3:30pm

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