The house is now a museum celebrating Cook's nine years in Whitby and his later career. Ship models, maps, Pacific artifacts, original paintings and prints, tell the story of Cook and of those who sailed with him to the South Seas. The Museum stages a special exhibition each year - for 2019 it's Botanical
Endeavours, Joseph Banks on Cook's First Voyage.
Children are welcome. One of Britain's Best! Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards for Excellence and Twice winners in Yorkshire's White Rose Awards 2005 and 2012.
The Museum shop offers a wide range, from inexpensive cards and souvenirs to high quality reproductions of art from the Voyages – good range of ‘Cook’ and other maritime books.
For full details of exhibitions, events, the story of Cook and other visitor information, please visit the Museum website.
N.B. Accessibility. This is a Grade 1 listed building built in 1688. There is wheelchair access to the ground and first floors. For people who may find the stairs difficult,there is a 20 minute DVD on the ground floor about the second floor, the attic and the special exhibition.
Family £15.00 (2+2)
Pay on arrival or visit our website to book on line
Adult Group (10+) £5.60
School Group (10+) £4.00
Pre-book you party by ringing 01947 601900
Sat 9 February to Fri 29 March 1100 - 1500
Sat 30 March to Sun 3 November 0945 - 1700
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
If you would like to visit during the winter months, please ring 01947 601900 and arrange a private visit at a mutually convenient time.
During these winter months, November to mid-February, there is no special exhibition in the Attic, and some refurbishment may be in progress.
Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BA
Town Centre location. Use Park and Ride or town centre car parks. From the bus and railway stations we are a short walk,over the Swing Bridge, and immediately right into Grape Lane at the Dolphin Hotel.