THE Captain Cook Memorial Museum was awarded a prestigious award at a ‘Night of a Thousand Stars’ on Monday.
The museum was announced as the winner of this year’s White Rose Award for the best small visitor attraction.
Holly Hyams, Charles Forgan and Sophie Forgan accepted the award on behalf of the museum and Sophie, chairman of the museum’s trustees, said: “This is the achievement of everyone at the museum and of our many friends and supports. A little bit of everyone went into that application.”
This is the second time that the museum has won its category, after first scooping the award in 2005.
The museum now goes forward to the national awards run by Visit England.
Charles added: “We are over the moon. Being able to advertise awards like this is so important for our reputation.”
The judge’s comments heaped praise on the museum, which is housed in the 17th century former lodging house of the young James Cook, and said: “No visit to Whitby is complete without a visit to the Captain Cook Museum.”
The Moors National Park Centre in Danby and the Cliffemount Hotel in Runswick Bay were both finalists on the evening and were highly commended in their categories.