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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – Spurn Discovery Centre

Welcome to the Spurn Discovery Centre

Under the big, wild skies at Spurn, there's adventures to be had.

Spurn is an internationally important nature reserve with sensitive, diverse and wildlife-rich habitats. Large numbers of people travel to Spurn every year to enjoy its unique landscape, heritage and wildlife.

Spurn is now a ‘tidal island’ with unpredictable tidal areas that can isolate the reserve from the mainland. Its extensive ‘human history’, including its former defence role, has also left a legacy of fascinating but derelict buildings and hidden structures.

At the Spurn Discovery Centre you will find all the information you need to help you make the most of your visit to this wonderful place; ensuring your adventure is inspiring, safe and enjoyable and playing your part in helping us to protect Spurn and its wildlife for the future.

Funding for the new build was provided by the Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government through the Coastal Communities Fund.

Public opening times

Nature reserve: Open at all times*. Please visit the Spurn nature reserve page for latest information on tide times. Inclement weather may mean the reserve has to close on occasion.

Normal opening times

  • Discovery Centre is open daily 9am - 5pm
  • Café is open daily 10am - 4pm from now until the spring
  • Car park: Open dawn 'til dusk.

More information on directions to the discovery centre, prices, parking, facilities and bike hire can be found on the official Spurn Discovery Centre page.

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