Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Hello Miss King and Mr Hayes. Inspired by your visit to the Maori Museum in Auckland, we thought we would go to the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum at Stewart Park, Marton, to see what we could learn about James Cook’s voyages to New Zealand and also about Maori traditions and culture. Here are a few pictures of our visit. We have more to share with you (including videos) and we will post them tomorrow.

We found New Zealand on a huge outdoor map. Fancy you being all the way over there!
Outside the museum
Outside the museum


On with our research...
On with our research…recording on iPads
Georgia prefers the old fashioned way - notes in a notebook
Georgia prefers the old fashioned way – notes in a notebook
A very busy Liam
A very busy Liam

8 thoughts on “Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

  1. Wow, what a fantastic day! I am looking forward to hearing more about it and learning from you. I know that the hospital in Middlesbrough is called James Cook hospital too! He was obviously a very important person from our area and I am glad that you are going to share with us what you found out.

    1. Hi Ebony! We’re having an amazing time, thank you! It’s very interesting here, and the people are so friendly and welcoming. I hope you are well and enjoying your learning.

      Mr Hayes

  2. We are thank you Ebony. I hope you, as Prime Minister, are making sure the school is running well! We are learning lots and lots here 🙂

  3. It looks like you all had an excellent learning experience at the museum. We went to a museum on Monday and learned lots of new things about New Zealand. I wonder if you’d like to do some more learning about New Zealand when I’m back at school? Maybe, as experts, you could plan and deliver some lessons to help people learn more about this fascinating island, and the Maori culture? Keep up the great work, everyone.

    Mr Hayes

  4. We had a fantastic day at the museum, the children had a crash course on all things Captain Cook but were so absorbed in their learning I think they can definitely call themselves experts! Looking forward to sharing more of our learning with you and hearing more about your experiences!

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