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Cook Museum Whitby

Schools and Overseas Students

Book with Maria Aparicio, our Operations Manager: tel. 01947 601900 or email: info@cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk. Open to groups by arrangement all year, £3.00 per head, teachers and drivers free

Teachers and School Groups

We have for many years welcomed school children and their teachers visiting the Museum. Many return year after year. Our introductory session covers Cook's Yorkshire background, his naval career, the great voyages of exploration, and his ideas on topics such as diet, scurvy, and encounters with previously unknown peoples.

There are many links to the curriculum, and we are happy to tailor visits to your particular needs in, for example, art, history, geography or science.

  • Risk assessment on request
  • Discovery Pack £9.00, purchase copies visiting-us/shop
  • KS 2-4
  • Plan on 2 hours
  • Dedicated education room: induction loop system and wheelchair access
  • Experienced education volunteers
  • 30 minute introductory session
  • Tour of the Museum
  • Place to leave bags, toilet facilities
  • Wheelchair access to first floor; DVD guide to upper floors

Learn about our Outreach Activities

We can advise on What else to see in Whitby and where to stay.

Cook ranks overseas as one of the great European explorers. A celebrity in his lifetime, accounts of the Voyages were translated into many languages. There are a surprising number of Countries with Links to Cook.

Overseas Student Parties

We welcome parties of overseas students. We take around 40 groups each year, from France, Spain, Germany, Denmark and other countries.

  • Introductory sessions in French, Spanish or English
  • Printed Guide in French, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Dutch and English
  • Tour of the Museum
  • Allow 2 hours

Visiting French teachers

A party of visiting French teachers enjoying their trip, their pupils meanwhile go round the Museum divided into small groups so that each one can appreciate the objects and talk to the Education Team member.

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