The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough is getting a £500,000 refurbishment.
A new exhibition and education space will open next year - ahead of the 250th anniversary of the explorer's first voyage, which will be celebrated in 2018.
The proposed works will see refurbishment of the Middlesbrough museum’s first floor, alongside the creation of a new temporary exhibition gallery within the main exhibition galleries.
The award – administered by Arts Council England – will also enable the development of new artefact, archive and handling collections and resources to enhance the museum’s existing Cook collections.
The works are expected to take place during the museum’s winter closure period, with completion in time for re-opening in April, 2017.
Councillor Lewis Young, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: