Explore Scotland's seas

We are a marine conservation and education charity with an award-winning visitor centre, in the beautiful coastal town of North Berwick. Dive in to our interactive Discovery Experience, relax in our seabird café, browse our gift shop or hop onto a seasonal boat trip around the local islands teeming with wildlife, including the spectacular Bass Rock gannet colony featured in BBC1's Wild Isles. ** Please note that our Discovery Experience is currently closed due to flood damage (from Feb 24). Our cafe and shop are open as normal, wildlife boat trips begin on 28 March 2024, and we have an exciting programme of outdoor events planned. Visit our Whats On page for more details.**

Visit Us

Explore the wonders of Scotland's seas in the Discovery Experience in our upgraded visitor attraction. Control interactive live cameras to zoom in on amazing local wildlife, including the amazing Bass Rock which is the world's largest northern gannet colony. Soak up the coastal views from our seabird café and browse sustainable gifts in our shop. You can get up close to the local wildlife on one of our seasonal boat trips or learn more by joining in our family-focused outdoor activities. We are open daily.

Discovery Experience - Temporary Closure

Sadly we have had to close the Discovery Experience due to flood damage (16 Feb 2024). We apologise for any disappointment. Our cafe and shop are open as normal. We will share news on when we expect to re-open our exhibition space as soon as we can. We're working on an exciting programme of outdoor events for Easter (news on these coming soon). Thank you for your patience and support.

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Wildlife

Scotland's marine environment is exceptional and diverse. Over 18,000km of coastline, more than 900 islands, and around 61% of the UK's seas support more than 6,500 species of animals and plants.

Get involved

Our marine wildlife and habitats are facing unprecedented threats from the climate crisis, ocean acidification and pollution. Find out what you can do to help protect these fragile environments and get involved in marine conservation.

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Learning

The aim of the Scottish Seabird Centre's education programme is to inspire and engage people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to appreciate, learn about and care for Scotland's wildlife and natural environment. As an independent charity, we are committed to lifelong learning and provide a diverse range of formal and informal education programmes.

Outdoor Learning

We offer indoor and outdoor learning programmes for ages 4+ and all linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. The ultimate seaside school trips!

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