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Cook Museum Whitby

Events and Activities

 Easter holidays are coming!

We have a busy season planned with lots of exciting events.  Highlights will include kids and family workshops, and there is more to come over the season. 

And if you just want to go round the Museum there are always activities and trails for kids - Make your Mark is extremely popular and allows kids to respond to some of the things they have seen.  You can then post your work on the special board alongside others!

All workshops £1 or free with Museum entry!

Forthcoming events

Thursday 11 April - Talk: 'Dr. Ferdinand Dejean in 18th century Batavia and Europe'

Dr. Stephen Martin will give a richly illustrated talk with music performance on 18th century doctor Ferdinand Dejean, who miraculously survived 10 years as a surgeon in the Dutch East Indies and returned to write extensively in science.  He was a friend of George Forster (who sailed with Cook), and also commissioned Mozart to write works for the flute.        Free but booking essential.  1400-1500.

Friday 12 April - FerNZ and Flowers!

Make a miniature New Zealand garden in this craft workshop with artist Jo Witney.  Drop in workshop 1100-1600

Wednesday 17 April - Harakeke!  The Long Leaf

Come and see traditional flax weaving demonstration in the Museum with Deb Gillanders.  See how flax is used to create artefacts using traditional Maori methods.    Throughout the day, 1000-1600

Making a flax leaf basket


. . . . and more to come in May!

Updates added throughout the season

Tuesday 23 April - 'Flower Press Gang!' - For Kids and Grown-ups

Join the flower press gang.  Building a wooden press and capture native flora to take home ready to reveal in the future.  A 'make and take' workshop, tailored for children and their families by local artist Rachael Boddington of Glittermoth Factory.      Drop in workshop 1100 - 1600.

Fish and Ships Festival!  

Saturday-Sunday 18-19 May - Whitby wide!

A special display will be mounted in the Museum - 'Fish on Ships!' which shows the huge variety of fish caught and collected during the voyages.  More fun on the quayside with cookery demonstrations, and events throughout the town.




Workshop making a garden

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