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Jul 21

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11:00am

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The Marton Moai

Public art sculpture the Marton Moai "Ko Tutira Kei Ahunehenehe" (The Lookout on the platform named after the ancients), a Rapa Nui or Easter Island statue 

  • The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Stewart Park Marton TS7 8AT
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Public art sculpture the Marton Moai "Ko Tutira Kei Ahunehenehe" (The Lookout on the platform named after the ancients) located outside the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Stewart Park.

The Marton Moai is a contemporary sculpture by New Zealand Maori artist George Nuku and North East based sculptor David Gross, commissioned by The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. It is a modern interpretation of the famous statues, or Moai, of the Pacific Island of Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island. Captain James Cook and his crew visited the Island in 1774 and recorded these mysterious gigantic monoliths.

The Marton Moai Leaflet

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Seasonal closure

Please note The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum has seasonal closure in Winter.

See The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum page on Facebook

and/or call 01642 311 211 before setting off for your visit.

Note: Visits by schools and groups may sometimes be arranged during closure periods.

Nana Tom’s Café and the public toilets will remain open throughout the closure.

When the museum re-opens for its busiest period of the year between April and October, it is hoped to open it six days a week, including the summer Bank Holidays.