Yorkshire - Visit to Whitby

Yorkshire - Visit to Whitby

Yorkshire - Visit to Whitby
Thursday 12 September 2019, 11.00am BST
Past event
Past event
Thursday 12 September 2019, 11.00am BST
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Hosted by Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Captain Cook Memorial Museum | View details

Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire for a visit to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby. This award-winning small museum houses a superb collection of original exhibits relating to the life and voyages of Captain Cook who served his apprenticeship with Captain E Walker in this Grade 1 listed building.


  • 11am; tea/coffee and cake on arrival at Captain Cook Museum
  • 11.30am conducted tour by Dr Sophie Forgan, chair of the trustees (this year's temporary exhibition has a strong botanical art theme and looks at the work of Joseph Banks).
  • The tour will last approx. an hour and a half, after which there are many options for lunch, and we are spoilt for choice, especially if fish and chips is on the menu  
  • Lunch recommendations are The famous Magpie Cafe has excellent fish and chips (but always queues); Albert's Eatery/Jet Museum in Church Street has wonderful slabs of jet and jet carvings and is within easy walking distance; Mr. Chips also Church Street (across the road from the museum) for excellent food and a slightly 50s banquette-seating experience; The Marine, Marine Parade excellent food and lobster when in season (all are reservable except The Magpie).
  • Afternoon: there are several options for members to take by themselves including 
    • wander around the old town
    • Whitby Abbey (English Heritage free for members, or £8; a newly refurbished Visitor Centre recently opened) and nearby St. Mary's Church (free and said to be one of the most interesting in England); fit members can climb the famous 199 steps up from the old town otherwise there is an EH car park on the top of the cliff area near the Abbey.
    • Whitby Museum (entry £5; an early multi-disciplinary museum with notable fossil and jet collections amongst many others) and adjoining Pannett Art Gallery (free entry; small but especially worth seeing are Staithes Group paintings/Weatherill seascapes).

Booking information

If you would like to attend this event please contact John Harris, using the link below by Friday 30th August.

The ticket price includes: refreshments and tour of the Cook Museum but not including lunch

£12 per person

Booking for this event is now closed.


Captain Cook Memorial Museum
YO22 4BA
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom