Cook 250 Whitby & Staithes Festival

Cook 250 Whitby & Staithes Festival

British Commemorations

Marking the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first expedition to the South Seas, the Yorkshire towns of Whitby and Staithes will be hosting a weekend of merriments from July 6 to 8, and everyone’s on the crew! Learn how Whitby shaped James Cooks love of the sea sending him off with success in his sights with him and his crew making a true voyage of discovery.

British Library Launches “James Cook: The Voyages”

British Library Launches “James Cook: The Voyages”

British Commemorations

It is 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth. Our exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. Maps, artworks and journals from the voyages sit alongside newly-commissioned films offering contemporary perspectives.

Chefs Recreate Captain Cook’s Meals

Chefs Recreate Captain Cook’s Meals

British Commemorations

A celebration of the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage will see chefs on Endeavour Wharf recreating some of the dishes that would have been eaten on board the ship from which it took its name. With a cargo of dry, salted beef, hardtack crackers and live goats, sheep and pigs, the vessel was a veritable Noah’s Ark …

Liverpool’s Connection to Cook’s 1st Pacific Voyage

Liverpool’s Connection to Cook’s 1st Pacific Voyage

British Commemorations

For those living in or visiting North West England in June 2018, save Saturday the 23rd for a fascinating presentation on Liverpool’s connection to James Cook’s 1st Pacific Voyage. Maritime historian and Captain Cook Society member Steve Ragnall will give a free presentation entitled ‘The Master of Endeavour – Liverpool and Captain Cook’ at 2pm at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.