Schoolroom Museum in
Great Ayton is housed in a building once used as a charity school
which was founded in 1704 by Michael Postgate, a local landowner.
It was here, between 1736 and 1740, that Captain James Cook received
his early education.
the help of a Lottery Grant
in 1998 the museum has been entirely reorganised. It now features
a reconstruction of
a schoolroom of the early eighteenth century, when teaching methods
were very different from today.There are also interactive displays
about James Cook's early life and education, and his later achievements.
museum is on the first floor of the building, but there is a lift
for the disabled.
Peep-holes and activities for younger children.
"The Museum was ideal. The lady is very enthusiastic, there is a small quiz to do. Lots of interactive and life-like stuff. I can't believe they can pack that all in such a small space." L Smith & Family September 2012
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