The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum opened on the 28th October 1978 – the 250th anniversary of Cook’s birth. It is housed in a purpose-built building close to the granite urn marking the site of Cook’s birthplace cottage in Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough. The museum tells the story of one of the world’s greatest navigators and mariners through themed display galleries, temporary exhibitions, associated activities and events and a lively education programme. The Cook Foundation (parent charity to the Cook Foundation UK) offered to sponsor a new element in the museum to include reference to the Cook Islands thus increasing awareness in the UK by displays of costumes and artefacts. The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, Library and Museum all assisted with the donations of the display items.
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