Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Location: Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BA.
Title of Exhibition: First Encounters with the Kangaroo!
Date of Exhibition: 6th July – 27th September 2015
The Museum is located in the 17th-century house belonging to Cook’s master, the Quaker shipowner Captain John Walker. It was here that Cook lodged as an apprentice and learnt the marine skills which served him so well on his great voyages. Across the harbour, Endeavour was built, a sturdy collier-bark capacious enough to carry the crew around the world. The Museum has an important collection of paintings, prints and drawings relating to the voyages.