About Islay Natural History Trust Visitor Centre:
Whether you are a seasoned naturalist or just interested in learning a bit more about Islay, there is a wealth of Islay’s diverse wildlife and geology to find out about through informative displays, sea aquaria and touch pool, interesting hands-on activities (touch table, seaweed pictures, geology quiz, mermaids purse ID, measure a basking shark or how tall are you against an Orca’s fin), extensive natural history reference library and gift shop. Wheelchair accessible throughout.
The centre is particularly great for families, with the wildlife den just for the children and we believe that touching is compulsory, so the phrase ‘don’t touch!’ is seldom heard.
Friendly staff will be happy to help you identify your unusual sightings or wildlife treasures. We welcome observations for our sightings board and record them in our records database.
This fabulous discovery centre is run by the Islay Natural History Trust, a small independent charity. The modest entrance fee helps us to fund the Centre and the activities and information we provide:
Adult: £3.50 – Concession: £2.50 – Child £1.50 – Family £8
All tickets are valid for a week.
Open: May to September – Monday to Friday – 10.30 to 4.30
We organise natural history rambles, hands-on wildlife activities and monthly talks (weekly during July and August) check out local posters/website for up and coming events.
Become a member for only £12 for a household. Benefits: free centre access and reduced rates for activities, newsletter twice a year.