The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum opened in October 1978, on the 250th anniversary of Cook’s birth, and has been a brilliant specialist museum ever since! This purpose built musuem has 6 permanant exhibits and regular temporary ones to keep the musuem fresh and interesting for second time visitors. The Musuem is very close the actual site of Cook’s birth and is the best place to learn about the life and times of one of the most successful and famous mariners in British history.
They also run a great education program so it’s great for school trips! They also are fully disabled accesible, have a gift shop and an archives for research.