The Marine Visitor Centre

 

The Tobermory Harbour Association, on the Isle of Mull has recently revamped part of their harbour building. The all new Marine Visitor Centre opened to the public in August 2012. The centre provides an exciting, informative and interactive experience for both adults and children. It demonstrates the life of Tobermory community’s working harbour and local waters and the Sound of Mull. This includes information about the local history, local navigation and lighthouses, wildlife, local RNLI, Coastguard, fishing, fish-farming, a virtual dive in Loch Sunart, safety at sea and many other informative displays.

The large salt-water aquarium is stocked with creatures from Tobermory bay on a regular basis, as all the crabs, fish, etc are returned to the wild after just 4 weeks in the tanks! Touch pool displays are run daily, giving children, and any willing adults too of course, the chance to hold the sea creatures. There is also a small digital cinema room, showing short wildlife films and other films of local interest daily.

Our Marine Centre Manager, Lydia Hosdell, and our volunteer assistants, will be only too pleased to show you around and answer any questions.

We are open all year round, please email or call for current opening times. There is no fixed entrance fee, we just ask for a kind donation as we rely on your donations to keep the centre running. There really is so much to see that you may wish to make it a multiple visit!

For more information please visit our website www.tobermorymarinevisitorcentre.com

Email: lydia.hosdell@tobermoryharbour.co.uk Tel : 01688 302876