Our Visitor Centre

Newly refurbished in early 2020 our visitor centre is full of interpretative displays showcasing the huge variety of marine wildlife found in Cardigan Bay.

The exhibits provide information on different themes such as the dolphins, seals and sea birds which can be spotted locally, the geology of the area and important issues surrounding pollution and sustainable fishing.

Our Living Seas staff and volunteers are on hand to answer any of your questions and tell you all about the marine wildlife in the area, including the Cardigan Bay Big 3, bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals as well as our marine conservation work in Cardigan Bay and Wales.

Manned by volunteers, our visitor centre is free to enter and is open 7 days a week, 10am-3pm from Easter until the end of October.

For the summer holidays our visitor centre is open 7 days a week from 9am-6pm!  

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre - New Quay CBMWC

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Enjoy a bit of shopping? Our gift shop is bursting with wildlife goodies and local crafts for you to take home as a souvenir. You can even adopt a Welsh bottlenose dolphin! Any profits the shop makes goes back into protecting Cardigan Bay’s marine life.

If you want to explore Cardigan Bay further then you can book a boat trip with Dolphin Survey Boat Trips in our visitor centre or directly online or call 01545 560032 for further information.

Or why not hire one of our ‘Borrow Bags’ and explore the local rock-pools? Each kit contains all the equipment and information you’ll need to discover more about our coastal wildlife.

Explore the local rock-pools with one of our Borrow Bags


Not currently available – CBMWC also runs a range of educational events and activities from our centre and Discovery room.

children playing sea quest cardigan bay

Children playing sea quest