We are lucky to live in an area that has a wealth of organisations and locations that celebrate the life of James Cook and the wonderful heritage our area offers, if you are interested in visiting them or finding out more about the region, please take a look at the links below.
Discover how a small charity school in the pretty village of Great Ayton educated one of the world’s greatest explorers The museum contains interactive displays on Cook’s early life as well as his later achievements There are also exhibits concerning the history of the village in which he grew up For more information, directions, news and events visit:-
Great Ayton provides a wonderful base for exploring the local area, there are numerous possibilities for family activities, and sporting pursuits, plenty of delicious food outlets and beautiful scenery To find out more visit:-
The Parish Council have been instrumental in the Cook Family Cottage Garden Refurbishment Project alongside the upkeep of the villages many other attractions We take pride in our beautiful village and welcome any comments or suggestions Contact us at:-
The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum forms part of Middlesbrough Museum and Galleries service It is set in Stewart’s Park Marton For further details visit:-
The museum is the 17th century house in Grape Lane on Whitby’s harbour side where the young James Cook lodged as an apprentice.
It was there that Cook trained as a seaman and acquired those maritime skill which led to his epic voyages of discovery For more information visit:-
The Great Ayton History Society researches and records information on the local history of the parishes of Great Ayton and Little Ayton and has been involved in many research projects concerning James Cook’s time in the village Visit:-
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Great Ayton Parish Council would like to thank gratefully the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the LEADER Fund for their incredibly kind support throughout our Cook Family Memorial Garden refurbishment project.