COVID19 - Know before you go

Visit us safely

We are a conservation and education charity in the beautiful coastal town of North Berwick. Supported by our 5-star visitor experience. Dive in and explore the wonder of Scotland's marine environment with us in our interactive Discovery Experience. Soak up the coastal views from our Seabird Café, browse the sustainable gifts in our shopand get up close to the local wildlife on our seasonal boat trips.

We've made some important changes to how we operate to protect and reassure you during your visit. Although things are a little different, we hope your trip will be as fun as ever.

Please note that over winter (November - January) we will be closed Monday to Wedneday and open from Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm. Full details of our opening times can be found here.

We are based in East Lothian which is currently in Tier 3 of the Scottish Government COVID19 protection areas. This means travel to visit us is restricted under Scottish Law to people who live within the East Lothian local authority.

From 24 November our region will be moving into Tier 2. This means visitors from other Tier 2 regions and below are permitted to travel to visit us. Please do refer to the latest Scottish Government guidelines on travel before you set off. These can be found here.

In line with Scottish Government guidelines:

We have setup:

For everyone's safety some of the exhibits in our Discovery Experience will remain closed, click here for more details. However, our wonderful staff will make up for this with wildlife talks using our fully upgraded interactive cameras on the Bass Rock or providing additional information in response to your questions.

We ask that you:

By visiting us, you are starting to help us rebuild our charity so that we can continue our marine conservation and education activities and share the wonders of Scotland’s marine environment with people across the country. 

If you share our love of the Scottish marine environment and would like to support our vital marine education and conservation work please consider:

We promise that we will do all we can to follow the latest and most relevant guidance to keep all of us as protected as possible. As the guidance changes, so shall we.

Thank you for your support and patience.