Welcome to The Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Situated in the heart of Great Ayton, one of North Yorkshire’s prettiest villages, the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum tells the story of Cook’s early life and education in the Charity School, the village he grew up in and his adventures on the high seas.
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.
A great place to visit for all of the family.
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 Gail McCracken on 07909514667.
Dates for your Diary
We are delighted to announce that we reopen for the 2022 season on Friday 1st April 1-4pm.
Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd 1-4pm
Sat 9th/Sun 10th 1-4pm
All other days including other weekends in April 1-4pm
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