Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Great Ayton

101 High St, Great Ayton, TS9 6NB 

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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.


1st April - 31st October
1.00pm - 4.00pm daily
July & August
11.00am - 4.00pm daily


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