COVID19 - Know before you go

Visit us safely

Open daily

We are delighted to be welcoming visitors and members back.

We know some people may still feel a little nervous about getting out and about as COVID-19 restrictions are eased and we return to a more normal way of life. Please see below for details of the steps we are continuing to take to ensure you can relax and enjoy your visit with us.

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 shop and get up close to the local wildlife on our seasonal boat trips.

Fantastic Covid safe visit to the seabird centre today with my wife and two children (three & Five) nice shop and cafe for refreshments and mr Egghead science show was the highlight. Lovely staff and super clean and organised...


Visitor numbers and flow are monitored at all times. However, if you would prefer to visit when it is quiet the best time is between 10 and 11am or after 3:00pm in the afternoon.

Full details of our usual opening times can be found here.

We've continue to follow the Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidance to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable during your visit. We hope your trip will be as fun as ever. Our procedures and the guidance below was last updated on 12 August 2021.

In line with Scottish Government guidelines we have setup:

We ask that you:

LAST UPDATED 7 October 2021

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 continue 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.