The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum opened on the 28th October 1978 – the 250th anniversary of Cook’s birth. The purpose-built museum sits close to the granite urn which marks the site of Cook’s birthplace cottage in the beautiful landscaped grounds of Stewart Park, Marton, on the outskirts of Middlesbrough. Outside a traditionally carved Nootka totem pole from Canada guards the entrance.
The museum tells the story of one of the world’s greatest navigators and mariners, Captain James Cook. Brining to life his story through 6 themed permanent displays with original artefacts.