- Indoor and Outdoor
- Ages 4+
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Islay Natural History Trust
The Trust runs the Natural History Centre in Port Charlotte where displays illustrate the island's wildlife riches, from its underlying geology to its birds, butterflies, wild flowers and mammals. There are marine and fresh water aquariums and a touch tank where you can become closely acquainted with some of the local sea creatures. They also have a large laboratory where children of all ages can learn to use microscopes, make pictures out of seaweeds or even dissect an owl pellet. There is an entire room dedicated to drawing things, a touch screen computer and another terminal where you can browse through some of the nearly 150,000 records in their Biological Database.
Islay is perhaps best known for its tens of thousands of wintering geese, over 100 breeding species and spring and autumn migration. The island also enjoys fine displays of wild flowers, a rare butterfly, a wealth of seashore life and much, much more.
Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Free so far as we know!
Port Charlotte, Island of Islay, Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, PA48 7TX, Scotland
WebsiteClick here to visit Islay Natural History Trust's website.
Islay Natural History Trust has not told us about their parking.
No, there are no toilets available.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Islay Natural History Trust has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Islay Natural History Trust has not told us about their dining options.
Islay Natural History Trust has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.
Islay Natural History Trust has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.
Islay Natural History Trust has not told us if they are dog friendly.