Journey by the Stars…

Join local artist Rachael Boddington for another fantastic craft workshop the Wednesday (10th April).

Create and decorate your very own Star mobile. Take inspiration from the constellations used by ancient navigators and never got lost again!

Workshop will take place throughout the day 10am-4pm.
Booking not necessary, simply drop in and enjoy.

Normal Museum Admission Price applies.Journey By The Stars


It’s up!

Today we installed the display of knitted sandwiches at the Treasure House Museum, Beverley. Installation went swimmingly thanks to the staff at the Treasure House, and even got a cup of tea!100_6570I hope you all agree that the display looks great!

Afterwards we took the opportunity to have a look around the wonderful exhibits. The building houses the library, archive, museum and art gallery, so there is a lot to see. I thoroughly recommend a visit for anyone who hasn’t been before – and look out for my personal favourite, the leather ostrich!

Easter fun at the Museum

Looking for something to do with the kids this Easter?
Trade & Treasure Poster
Join us on Wednesday 3rd April for ‘Trade and Treasure’, a fun Ship and Canoe Crafting Game presented by award-winning local artist Rachael Boddington of Glittermoth Factory.

Build and decorate your very own boat. Play the game by trading with others for all your long voyage supplies. Perfect for children of all ages.

Workshop will take place throughout the day 10am-4pm – Booking not necessary.
Hope to see you there!

Hello, Bonjour, Ciao, Guten Tag, Hola!

Hi everyone! My names Grace and in January I replaced Holly, whose joined the Scarborough Museums Trust.  I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing her luck (not that she needs it) and success in her new role.

I’ve spent my time since then, getting to grips with all the things Holly (and many of you!) had been up to, and the various bits of work still to be done, as part of the Fish&Ships project. We are also busy planning some events to complement the new exhibition, (Oceans Apart – Canoes of the Pacific , now open!) which I will advertise on here very soon…

Holly mentioned in her last post that she hoped your wonderful knitted creations would go on tour this year and I can tell you that her hopes have come true! The exhibition will be on display at the Treasure House Museum, Beverley from 3rd April – June (

The display at the Treasure House  will be in their Café Case which is a small display area, not surprisingly right near the café – a perfect home for our sandwiches don’t you think?!

This does mean that the case is not the biggest one ever, so unfortunately not all of your creations will be able to go on display. We haven’t decided yet which ones will go on display – they are all so good I can’t pick!

Sophie and myself will be installing the exhibition and I hope to take some photographs to post on here afterwards.

And again, if you know a museum in your area which might be interested then please let us know.  Just call 01947 601900 or email and speak to Pete or Myself.

Watch this space…..

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who got involved for making The Great Sandwich Pic-Knit such a fun and successful project! If you left your sandwich with us and are wondering what will become of it then watch this space!  The plan is to tour our humble exhibition of sandwiches around other museums nationally and perhaps further afield.  If you know a museum in your area which might be interested then please let us know.  Just call 01947 601900 or email and speak to Holly or Pete.

In the meantime, this blog is likely to go a bit quiet for now, but we’re not saying goodbye, just hasta manana!  If any knitters would like to get in touch at any time then use the contacts above – we look forward to hearing from you!

Great Sandwich Pic-Knit Finale & Prize-Giving!

Phew, what a day on Saturday! Dr Annie Shaw certainly had her work cut out judging all those fantastic entries.  After 2 hours of deliberation, the results are as follows:

Best Knitted sea-food or sea creature:

1st – ‘Fisherman’s Butty’, Eileen Shone of Whitby

2nd – Giant Green octopus, Frances Quantrille of Castleton

3rd – Tiny Prawn, Aelfleda Pybus of Sandsend

Best Technical Ability:

1st – Conch shell, Roger K. Newton of Manchester.

2nd – Hamm & lettuce crochet sandwich, Lynne Glazzard of Glaisdale

3rd – ‘An octopus’ Picnic’, Delphine Jasmin-Belisle of Whitby

Most Creative filling or topping:

1st – Great British Summer Sandwich, Miriam Shone of Whitby

2nd – Gully the Seagull, Philly Collings of Leeds.

3rd – Langoustine and BBQ prawn skewer, Julie Anderson of Bristol.

Tastiest Looking Sandwich:

1st – Egg, Beetroot and Ham, Gillian Lamb of New Zealand

2nd – Sausage and Mustard, Bobby walker of Whitby

3rd – Breakfast Butty, Muriel Ikin of Statford-upon-Avon

Well done all of you – we hope you enjoyed the prizes and knitted rosettes! A selection of photos below, for more visit Captain Cook Memorial Museum on Facebook!

3 more pretty sea-creatures

The museum will be a veritable aquarium tomorrow with all these wonderful sea-creatures! Roger K Newton has been at it again with his crochet hook, creating this exquisite trio of conche shell, coral and oyster! Thank you again Roger, good luck for the competition!

Trio of sea-creatures: conche shell, coral and oyster by Roger K Newton.