Captain James Cook (1728-1779):
Celebrated North Country Navigator
Discover the story of Captain James Cook through the outstanding collections of the British Library linked with material held in institutions such as the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in the North East of England
Cook was born in 1728 in Marton, now a suburb of Middlesbrough, and is probably the most famous maritime explorer of the 18th century. His exploits in Canada and North West America, the islands of the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia and his incursions into waters of the Arctic and Antarctic are well recorded, particularly through the journals, logs and pictures which were made during the voyages and today preserved in museums, libraries and archives throughout the world.
Find out how, since his death in 1779, Cook has been celebrated in the towns and villages of his native North East of England where there are survivals of his times in ‘Captain Cook Country’.
With Max Card – One free child per full paying adult.
Earth in Space
This unusual gallery unashamedly sets out to visually excite the visitor. Containing a full size dinosaur model, human skulls, a mineral mine, audio-visual presentation and large display objects around a spaceship-like table under a starry sky it also has a serious purpose.
The gallery attempts to weld a number of seemingly disparate themes together to make us think about our place in the universe.
Interpretative themes explored include the origin of the universe, the formation of planet Earth; comets, asteroids and meteorites; rocks & minerals; evolution & extinction; geological time; and local geology.
Of particular interest are displays of extinct life, local fossils, rocks and minerals from around the world, one of the largest Ichthyosaur heads ever found and a set of meteorite slices including a piece of rock thought to come from Mars!
H2O is a discovery gallery where visitors are encouraged to interact with objects, equipment and live specimens all connected in some way to the theme of water.Examine sea life under a microscope. Watch a video of life on a coral reef or offshore at Redcar. Pump up the bubble machine and create your own shining silver bubbles. Try to beat the water pressure pipe. Water the plants using an Archimedes Screw. Try to name all the objects and specimens on display. Create electricity with the water wheel or try to load the ship without tipping it over.
These are just some of the activities available within H2O.
But watch out for the Blue Shark!
With Max Card – 10% discount in the gift shop.
A gateway to the North York Moors, Guisborough Forest and Walkway is situated at the northern edge of the National Park. It’s a mosaic of thriving habitats, with woodlands, wetlands and grassland, and is home to many different plants and animals.
Onsite facilities include two play areas, a trim trail to challenge you, a sculpture trail, circular waymarked walks and bike trails, and a permanent orienteering course. A dipping platform provides access into the wetland area and there’s a regular events programme.
The visitor centre, complete with solar panels and rainwater harvesting, has a café, shop and interpretive displays including a children’s area.
The Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway have renovated an old railway carriage, turning it into a bookable venue for meetings, parties or events.
Guisborough Forest and Walkway is run in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and the Forestry Commission, with help from the North York Moors National Park Authority, and the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway.
Newham Grange Farm is the perfect day out for the whole family! In fact, there’s so much to do that you’ll have a hard time deciding where to start!
Maybe you’d like to see the big animals, like llamas, horses, goats, and pigs?
Or who could resist the petting barn, where you can get up close to super-adorable rabbits, lambs, and guinea pigs?
Our play areas are bigger and better than ever before, and are some of the best in the region, so you know there’s heaps to keep the little ones entertained. The outdoor play area lets them run, slide, and climb to their heart’s content, as well as play crazy golf, ride a go kart, and get lost in the maze.
And don’t forget to look out for our farm’s friendly helpers, Daisy and Dan, who’ll always have a smile and a wave for you!
Step over our clock ticking backwards and enter a time gone by. Experience what life was like in 1895 as you take a stroll down our replica Victorian Street. Meet our costumed interpreters and sample delicious cakes in our traditional tearoom.
Our shops are run by a group of hard working volunteers and therefore opening times may vary.
Discover the Hall and its treasures. Experience what life was like in 1895 as you take a stroll down our replica Victorian Street. Plus for little and big kids alike there’s a chance to let off some steam in the Adventure Play Area and Skate Park.
R-Kade has been established since July 1999 and has recently undergone a huge refurbishment. The park has now been built to a pro standard by Cambridgeshire based Four One Four Skateparks Ltd who carried out the design and build of the park. The build took three months to complete and the park is now fully open. The park features a large bowl, street section, BMX section with jump boxes and much more. For our younger (under 10 year olds) riders and skaters there is the Jungle section with smaller ramps and jumps so they can build their confidence slowly then progress into the main park. Check out our photos and videos!!