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The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is a free-entry public museum located in Marton, Middlesbrough within the borough of Middlesbrough and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... Map sources for Marton at grid reference NZ5115 Marton is a small town outside Middlesbrough in Cleveland, England. ... This is the article on the town, for the article on the football club see Middlesbrough F.C. Statistics Population: 142,691 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ495201 Administration District: Middlesbrough Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: North Yorkshire Historic county: North... Middlesbrough is a borough and local government district in North-East England named after the town of Middlesbrough, with a resident population in 2001 of 134,855. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire is a Shire county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population...


It is one of three institutions run by the Middlesbrough Museum & Gallery Service along with the Dorman Museum and upcoming Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art or mima is a flagship art gallery project based in the North of England. ...


It champions, and surveys, the life, times and subsequent journeys of 18th century British naval explorer and circumnavigator Captain James Cook, whose birth in a cottage on this spot in 1728 is today commemorated by a granite urn bearing his name. The museum itself comprises of some of the modest Cook-related collections outside of the ownership of the major national and international collections; including household items and a speculative reconstruction of the birthplace cottage that was swept away amid the landscaping process for the, now also deceased, Marton Lodge, home to the Rudd family, in 1793. Also on call to the visitor are a series of interactive displays and temporary travelling exhibitions as well as a cafe, gift shop, education suite and resources and archive room. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Navy is also:- shorthand for Navy Blue the nickname of the United States Naval Academy A navy is the branch of the armed forces of a nation that operates primarily on water. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... To circumnavigate a place, such as an island, a continent, or the Earth is to travel all the way around it by boat or ship. ... James Cook, portrait by Nathaniel Dance, c. ... Events Astronomical aberration discovered by the astronomer James Bradley Swedish academy of sciences founded at Uppsala The founding of the University of Havana (Universidad de la Habana), Cubas most well-established university. ... Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... Categories: Stub ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The museum first opened its doors in the setting of the town's Stewart Park in 1978, the 250th anniversity of his birth. A second major refurbishment was undertaken in 1998. External to the museum can be found an information board in deference to Marton's position as the starting point for the 'Captain Cook Country Tour', a product of the Cleveland-wide Captain Cook Tourism Association. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Status: Non-metropolitan county Admin. ...


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  • Captain Cook Country

 
 

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