North Yorkshire is a county with a proud history. From the fascinating City of York with its Roman walls to the monasteries and stately homes which punctuate the Dales and Moors, there's plenty to be seen of old around North Yorkshire. The seaside town of Whitby is home to one of the county's foremost historical attractions, though, in the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. Located near the harbour in this popular coastal town, the museum is close to a number of the finest hotels in North Yorkshire.
A Fitting Site
The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is an attraction dedicated to the life and times of one of Yorkshire's most famous men, James Cook. The 18th-century explorer was born just down the road in Middlesbrough, but it was here in Whitby that his life took shape.
The museum is set within the home of John Walker, the man to whom Cook would serve as an apprentice in 1746. The 17th-century harbour house is not just a fitting setting for Cook's museum, it's also a pretty one.
An Engaging Museum
Throughout the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, visitors can take in some truly fascinating exhibits. Items on show include maps, handwritten letters and artwork, all giving an insight into the life of one of England's best-known explorers. There are also plenty of items found in once little-known, exotic parts of the world.
Hotels near the Museum
Close to the centre of Whitby, there's no shortage of fabulous places to stay within walking distance of the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. Whether you're after a small, family-run guesthouse or an affordable country youth hostel, you're bound to find what you need.
The White Horse and Griffin is a traditional inn, which befits the historic feel of the Cook Museum. The period property is utterly charming, and the location couldn't be better, with a short ten-minute walk to the museum. It's also just seconds away from the water.
The Glenora Guesthouse offers a touch of luxury for a still reasonable fee. The guesthouse is set in the west of town and features a pretty garden and free WiFi throughout.