Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Reopens With Celebration
By Angus Hoy
Friday 29 Mar 2013 10:37:00
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The spring re-opening of Middlesbrough’s Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is being marked with a family celebration day.

The museum in the town’s historic Stewart Park formally opens for the 2013 season on Good Friday (March 29), with the special event taking place on Monday, April 1.

Entitled ‘New Adventures More Discoveries’, the family day runs from 10am to 4pm and promises a celebration of all things Captain Cook with lots of family activities, demonstrations and performances.

Activities include:

  • Children’s totem pole crafts

  • Flax weaving demonstrations

  • Meet Captain Cook’s goat

  • Native American face painting

  • Middlesbrough Haka

  • Ballad of Captain Cook - three songs from the show performance

  • Aboriginal elder and didgeridoo player

  • The Greenfinger Folk street theatre

The museum also has a new pricing structure, including free unlimited visits during the 2013 season.

Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday

9.30am – 4.30pm

Admission Prices

Adult £2

Children/concessions £1

Family (2A + 2C) £4

(Admissions include free return visits throughout the 2013 season)

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