Captain Cook's Endeavour Journal open on display

The Journal of the H.M.S. Endeavour on display in the Library's Treasures Gallery

Captain Cook's journal from the H.M.S. Endeavour is often on display in the Library's Treasures Gallery, which anyone can visit for free. Please make sure to check our opening hours before you visit (this page will also let you know of any temporary space closures).

While you aren't able to handle the journal due to preservation reasons, you can read the journal by:

Our Treasures from the National Library website has further information on the journal and how it came into the Library's collection.

Our South Seas website also features the journal, and is a rich online resource on European voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in the Pacific between 1760 and 1800.

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