Whitby is a beautiful fishing town on the North Yorskhire coast, known for its rather lovely Abbey and as the town where Dracula first set foot in England.
It’s one of our favourite destinations for a day out. One place we have never visited and always meant too is the other side of the estuary- the Captain Cook Memorial museum- link here Captain Cook moved to Whitby as a young man first to work in a grocers shop and then as an apprentice seaman, for a family called Walker who lived in the house, where Cook was also housed, that now servces as a museum. I suppose the voyage for which Cook is most well known is the one where he charted New Zealand.
The museum is really quite charming,informative and well worth a visit after you are Draculad out. Here’s what caught my eye.
A very splendid globe. I was disappointed that you aren’t allowed to spin it, what is the point of a globe if not to spin it?
Recent renovations unearthed the orginal kitchen floor where the apprentices would have eaten.
Seen like this one realises just how basic kitchens were.
The Green room, with a table set for dinner. The chairs are older than the house.
The Blue room- no pictures on the walls as John Walker was a Quaker.
The view across the harbour on a wet day in October.
I loved this display upstairs.
The detail that has gone into making this cutaway model of the Resolution is amazing- 111 figures, and imagine living on board a ship with all of them.
Hope you enjoyed this little taster of a rather fascinating museum. I wonder has anyone been to a good museum recently?