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.
Visitors can have fun making waves, generating wind power and finding out more about the natural processes happening every day at Robin Hood's Bay. 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’s 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 in the centre or visit the National Trust Yorkshire Coast website to find out more.
Free entry to shop, small admission fee to exhibition. Open daily 10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) from February to November. December and January, open weekends 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Please check website for updates and Christmas opening.
Old Coastguard Station
Robin Hood's Bay