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.
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.
In 2019, a national commemoration – Tuia Encounters 250 – will mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during Captain James Cook and the Endeavour’s 1769 voyage to New Zealand. The Department of Internal Affairs has announced that $9M will be available for community projects that align with the kaupapa of Tuia – Encounters 250.
The 20th Anniversary Captain Cook Hockey Tournament wrapped up March 4, 2018 at the Civic Centre in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Held during the 250th anniversary of Cook preparing his ‘Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland’, the 24 teams vied for bragging rights and commemorative James Cook 250 maps of the island of Newfoundland.
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 …
James Cook learnt his trade as a seaman in Whitby where his famous vessel HM Bark Endeavour was built. Over the weekend of July 6-8, Whitby will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the momentous first Pacific voyage of one of the world’s greatest explorers, and in doing so will kick start a series of nation-wide anniversary events.