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Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Captain Cook Schoolroom MuseumCaptain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Situated on Great Ayton's High Street, the Schoolroom Museum is housed in a building once used as a charity school founded in 1704. James Cook was educated here between 1736 and 1740, and the reconstruction of the schoolroom shows the teaching methods of that time.

In later life, Captain James Cook RN went on to become the world-famous explorer and map maker. 

Interactive displays show his early life and education, and the voyages map and commentary detail the worldwide exploration undertaken by this amazing man.


Access is on paved footpaths. Outside steps with a handrail lead to the Museum on the first floor of the building, and there is a lift for disabled access. Exhibits are on one level and a volunteer attendant is on duty if help is required.

Public toilets are situated across the road from the Museum.

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