Old Coastguard Station

Museum/Heritage/Gallery/Visitor Centre


Come and visit the National Trust's visitor centre at the edge of the sea in Robin Hood's Bay village.

Get hands on and learn about the awesome power of the tide, waves and wind with an interactive display.

See what creatures you can spot in the rockpool tank - crabs, blennies, winkles, sea anemones, prawns and other creatures, all found in the rock pools just outside the centre.  Learn about life on the North Yorkshire coast from dinosaurs to the present day, find out how the National Trust looks after the coast and countryside in this area.

Local artists often exhibit their work in the first-floor gallery space.

Free entry to the shop with gifts, books and National Trust products on sale.

Entry to the interactive exhibition is free for National Trust members. Join at the Old Coastguard Station to help care for this beautiful coastline and enjoy free entry to over 300 places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Open daily February – November. Please check website for winter opening.

If you’d like to extend your stay, the Boatman’s Loft holiday apartment on the top floor of the Old Coastguard Station offers a cosy retreat for two.


Type Price
Adult £1.00
Child 50p
Family £2.50

Opening Hours

Sun 10:00 17:00
Mon 10:00 17:00
Tue 10:00 17:00
Wed 10:00 17:00
Thu 10:00 17:00
Fri 10:00 17:00
Sat 10:00 17:00


  • Disabled Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
  • Card Payment

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