Discovery Centre celebrates 20th anniversary

Welcome Centre

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) occupying 28 Main Street, Tobermory. Over this time, the space has changed significantly; from a Bakery to office spaces, from grass-roots interpretation to an interactive Discovery Centre, championing the conservation of Scotland's whales and dolphins. The Centre is now an integral part of the Main Street landscape and offers not only a fantastic experience for visiting tourists, but also an opportunity for interested locals to connect with our regular events. 

The Centre has certainly come a long way, and is proud - in its 20th year - to offer a whole host of events and activities for the local community. From After School Clubs throughout the winter, to our up and coming evening Science Talks which start on May 18th. Our evening talks are a great chance to learn about the wildlife of our Island every Thursday throughout the summer, as we welcome a new guest speaker each week. Daily activities such as our Whale Watch Workshops and exciting Bones Box are a great way for families to bond and learn about the amazing whales, dolphins and porpoises that live on our doorstep. The perfect activity to set you up for an adventure in the great outdoors. 

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre is the perfect gateway to find out more about Scotland's marine wildlife. You can find information about the different species of cetaceans seen in local waters and what HWDT has learned about these populations. 

From the start of April, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre will be open 7 days a week from 10:30am - 4:30pm. Entry into both the Centre and evening events are on a donation basis. Come along to join in on our Evening Science Talks, Summer Youth Clubs and more. 

We’d like to welcome everyone living and working on Mull to pop in for a chat about the Trust and what we do. Details of the events planned for the season will be made available through our website, social media and posters displayed on the island.