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Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Great Ayton

101 High St, Great Ayton, TS9 6NB 

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We look forward to seeing you all at Great Ayton Village Fete on Saturday, 4th June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration. We will be selling Captain Cook souvenirs and other novelties on our stall, and there will be a tombola if you are feeling lucky!

Take the opportunity to pop along to the Museum itself to see Elizabeth Cook’s lovely China tea set.

Don’t forget, admission to the Museum is FREE!!

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Information

The Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum in centrally located on the main High Street in Great Ayton.  The Schoolroom Museum is located in a building once used as a charity school which was founded in 1704 by Michael Postgate, a local landowner. It was here, between 1736 and 1740, that Captain James Cook received his early education. The museum tells the story of Captain James Cook’s early life and education in Marton and in Great Ayton, his boyhood home.  It also tells of his adult life as a circumnavigator and his adventures on the high seas.

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ANNUAL OPENING TIMES

1st April - 31st October
Monday to Friday: 1.30pm - 4.30pm daily
Wekkends: 11.00am - 4.00pm daily

FREE ADMISSION

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