Old Coastguard Station

The Dock, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire YO22 4SY
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The National Trust’s visitor centre at the edge of the sea in Robin Hood’s Bay offers hands on models and colourful displays. Find out what makes this part of the North Yorkshire Coast so special, from its distinctive geology and the impact of the elements, to local wildlife and the secret history of smuggling.

Have fun making waves, generating wind power. Come face to face with fascinating creatures in a rockpool tank, spot shore crabs, hermit crabs, blennies, winkles, sea anemones and prawns – all discovered in the rockpools just outside the centre.

Learn about the work National Trust Rangers are carrying out in the countryside or find out more about other places to visit locally. Regular events are held throughout the year, including art exhibitions and rockpool safaris. Keep an eye on the what’s on board and event posters for all the latest news.

The Old Coastguard Station’s shop has a wide range of gifts, books and National Trust products. If you sign up for National Trust membership here, proceeds contribute to the upkeep of the centre and the beautiful coastline surrounding it.

Facilities: Short flight of steps into centre, wheelchair ramp and lift to first floor exhibition room available on request.

Opening Times: 10am – 4pm winter weekends and February half term; daily 10am – 5pm end of March to beginning of November.

Costs: Free entry.

Photo Credits: © Copyright National Trust/Joe Cornish