Peter.D.Riley

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Captain Cook and Whitby Museum

In my journeys I try to link places if I can and for some time Captain Cook lived in Whitby before he made his journey on the Endeavour around the world.

Captain Cook

Captain Cook

On this trip he took Joseph Banks as one of the naturalists and I visited the tribute garden to Joseph Banks earlier in the year at Horncastle.

I visited Whitby Museum which houses nine fascinating collections but on my visit I focused on collections featuring Captain Cook.

Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

For more information about the collections visit the Whitby Museum website.

The Museum is set in Pannett Park and in a corner of it is the South Seas Garden set featuring plants and artifacts from Cook’s journeys in the South Seas.

South Seas Garden

South Seas Garden

South Seas Garden

South Seas Garden

Down in Whitby Old Town is a cottage in Grape Lane where the young James Cook lived as he learned his seamanship.

Grape Lane

Grape Lane

It is also a museum and outside are more plants connected with his voyagers.

More plants connected to Cook's voyage

More plants connected to Cook’s voyage

Inside the museum are several detailed collections about Cook and his life. I was particularly fascinated with the model of the Resolution, the ship Cook used in his second and third voyagers. It shows all the people and goods that was carried in the ship.

The Resolution

The Resolution

You can see more about this model here.



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