Welcome to the captain cook society


250 years ago Cook sailed in Endeavour on his First Pacific Voyage.

Visit our web pages about the people who went with him then and the commemorations taking place now, and planned in 2019 and 2020.

The Captain Cook Society has an international membership from countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. In all, we have about 500 members and they receive a free quarterly publication called Cook's Log. Each issue contains articles on many aspects of James Cook's Life and those associated with him.

Membership is open to anyone interested in Captain James Cook, whether professionally or as a hobby. Your interests might be in animals, astronomy, birds, books, botany, coins, discovery, engravings, ethnography, exploration, family history, journals, magazines, medals, navigation, ships, stamps, wills, or zoology. You'll find that Cook's Log covers all these subjects and more!

The answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found by clicking here.

The Society was formed in 1975 as the Captain Cook Study Unit and changed its name to the Captain Cook Society in 2001. The first officers lived in the USA and Australia. Currently, one officer lives in New Zealand, and the other three live in the UK. There is also an Australian branch with additional officers and an additional journal called Endeavour Lines.  Members in Canada, Germany and New Zealand also hold meetings from time to time.

Click here to read news about our future and past meetings, including Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and UK.



Related Places

Discover beautiful engravings from Cook's voyages .

These are perhaps the most notable dates in James Cook's life.

Here you can find related places and sights to Captain James Cook. Such as Cooks' Cottage and many more.


The Crew

The Ships

Who was the crew and what did they do?

Read about the ships that Cook sailed in.




25th birthday celebrations of launching of Australian Endeavour replica on 9 December, 2018

Celebrate 25 years since launch of THE Endeavour replica
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Expeditions and Endeavours exhibition at Natural History Museum, London, until October 2019

Cook voyage items on display changing every four months
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Cook and the Pacific exhibition at NLA, Canberra, from 22 September 2018 to 10 February 2019

Exhibition about Cook at the National Library of Australia, Canberra
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Exhibition about tapa at NLA, Canberra, from 23 August 2018 to 3 February 2019

Exhibition about Tapa at the National Library of Australia, Canberra
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Georg Forster at Wörlitz May 2018 to May 2019

New exhibition about Georg Forster Year at the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm in Saxony-Anhalt, German...
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Last updated: December 2018

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