Our rock pool tank is a firm favourite with children and adults alike. Spot shore crabs, hermit crabs, blennies, winkles, sea anemones, prawns and other creatures, all found in the rock pools just outside the centre.
There’s always something new to see. Learn about the work National Trust rangers are doing at our countryside sites or find out more about other places to visit locally. There are regular events too, including art exhibitions, talks and rock pool safaris.
National Trust membership can be purchased here and your money stays locally, with proceeds contributing to the upkeep of the Old Coastguard Station and the beautiful coastline surrounding it.
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If you fall in love with the place, you can even stay in a cosy holiday apartment on the top floor, the Boatman's Loft
Ravenscar Visitor Centre
Situated at the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar Visitor Centre is a welcoming gateway to the Yorkshire Coast. Here you’ll find information about the local area, walking and cycling routes, events and self-led activities such as geocaching and wildlife watching. Dip into the fascinating story of Ravenscar, known as ‘The Town That Never Was’; you can delve deeper into the tale on a self-led trail around the village. With the remains of Peak Alum Works and a WWII radar station also on the doorstep, there’s a wealth of human history to explore within easy walking distance.