Old Coastguard Station | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Old Coastguard Station

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

The Old Coastguard Station offers hands on models and colourful displays to help you 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!
You can have fun making waves, generating wind power and finding out more about the natural processes happening every day at Robin Hoods Bay through visual and interactive educational displays.
Don't worry if you don't have much luck on your own forays into the rock pools, you can also come face to face with fascinating creatures inside too in their rockpool tank, spot shore crabs, hermit crabs, blennies, winkles, sea anemones and prawns – all of whom were discovered in the rockpools just outside the centre!
Regular events are held throughout the year too, including art exhibitions and rockpool safaris and there is cafe on site.

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Opening hours

Open weekends year-round. Open daily during school holidays and from Easter until the end of November.



Travel & Contact Information


The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ, England

Phone number

01947 885900



Click here to visit Old Coastguard Station's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Old Coastguard Station has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Old Coastguard Station has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Old Coastguard Station has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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