The Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Educating an adventurer

The Museum explores methods of teaching in the 18th century and the foundation of Charity Schools.

We follow Cook’s early life on the farm, to his important voyages and untimely death.

Click here to view our gallery

Become a volunteer

The museum operates with a terrific team of volunteers who welcome visitors, provide some guidance and encourage a revenue stream from the various artefacts on sale in the shop area. 


Volunteers are essential to maintain our heritage and it is a very interesting role, if you would like to become involved, please contact Jancie Brown on 01642 723873.


One of our volunteers Ann Hewitt has kindly written about what it is like being a volunteer.

Latest news

Not long now until the Museum will reopen for the Summer months.  Would you like to volunteer? Or are you a school that would like to arrange a visit?  Please get in touch


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Heritage Lottery funded

Planning your visit


101 High Street, Great Ayton,
North Yorkshire TS9 6NB
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1st April - 31st October
1.00pm - 4.00pm daily
July & August
11.00am - 4.00pm daily



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about school visits