Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby is hosting 2 exhibitions in 2018 entitled ‘Whitby in the time of cook, the Making of a great seaman’. The dates & times for the exhibitions are: Saturday 10th February – Friday 23rdMarch 2018 - 11am to 3pm Saturday 24th March – Sunday 4thNovember 2018 – 9.45am to 5pm This is due to 2018 being the 250thanniversary of Captain Cooks first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. *It will be about his time in Whitby after he weighed anchor at Plymouth *What did he take from the town *It will highlight the historical features of the town and how the prosperity of the town has grown *And the unique points which made Whitby one of the major ship-building centres in Britain and how Whitby became the main place for training young men for sea
Whitbys Captain Cook Museum has won many awards for being the best small visitor attraction, these include:
The Tourism Award - Discover Yorkshire Coast – 2005 The White Rose Award -Yorkshire Tourist Board – 2005 & 2012 The Gold Award- Visit England’s Award for Excellence’ – 2013 Standard museum entry prices apply. No extra charge for exhibition.
If you are interested in attending the exhibition on any of the dates why not book a stay with us here at Whitby Holiday Park. We are only a short walk into the town. Our season starts 1stMarch 2018 and we welcome new and old customers to come and visit the park. Whitby is a beautiful historic town and all visitors young and old fall in love with the quaint streets and fantastic views over the sea.
It is a small town brimming with folklore and legends.