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Cook Museum Whitby

Events and Activities

Open again!

The 2017 season started with a bang with the visit of the New Zealand High Commissioner, Sir Lockwood Smith, and his wife on the first day of opening!  See our Facebook page for February.

The Easter holiday events were very successful, and we have the following exciting events to look forward to:

Tuesday 30th May - Smells amazing!  Spice Workshop

  • Discover the smells and spieces of 18th Century travel in this fragrant workshop for all the family! Grind your own spice mix and make a pomander to take home.  Drop-in 1100-1600, £1 or free with Museum entry

Saturday 17th June - Indonesian Batik workshop

  • Led by batik artist and expert, Heather Gatt, join this half-day workshop to recreate the beauty of traditional Indonesian batik.  1000-1230 and 1330-1600.  £10 including cost of materials.  Booking essential!
Sunday 25th June - 'This Tempestuous and Inhospitable shore'
  • Talk by historian Steve Ragnall about Lord Anson and his extraordinary and eventual voyage round the world in 1740-44.  See the portrait of Anson on special loan from the National Portrait Gallery, and learn how this voyage influenced the way the Navy organised later voyages of exploration.           At 1400, free but please reserve a place as space is limited.
Tuesday 27 June - The Annual Captain Cook Lecture
  • John McAleer - The Strange Afterlives of Captain Cook   Dr. McAleer teaches at Southampton University and is a former curator at the National Maritime Museum.  His talk promises a fasincating insight into the influence of Cook's life
  • NB This will take place in the Normanby Room, Whitby Museum at 1430.  Free but please reserve a place in advance as space is limited


Booking for all events on info@cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk or phone 01947 601900

Watch this page for updates throughout the season



Alison Larkin at work on a map sampler showing Cook's voyages across the oceans.  She will next be appearing in the Museum to talk about her work on Saturday 22nd July 

Don't forget, there are always activity cards to 'Make your Mark!', and a special Museum trail sheet - something for all ages!

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