The Schoolroom Museum is housed in a building erected in 1785 as a schoolhouse and poor house, on the site of the charity school which James Cook attended. The knowledge that he gained here provided the starting point for him to become one of the greatest navigators, explorers, and chart makers that this country has produced. His voyages of discovery are displayed along with a reconstruction of an 18th Century schoolroom.
The commemorative plaque on the outside of the museum is by Nicolas Dimbleby, as is the statue of James Cook on the High Green. All Saints Church the obelisk on the site of the Cook family cottage and the monument on Easby Moor are all part of the story of Captain James Cook RN in Great Ayton.
Tel: 01642 722966
See location on Google maps.
Map reference: NZ 561107
Situated on the high street close to the River Leven. Ample parking on the High street.
By Public Transport:
Bus routes 81/781 Stokesley, Great Ayton, Guisborough, Redcar and Warske. 29 Middlesbrough, Great Ayton, Stokesley.
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile from Great Ayton station