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Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch Visitor Centre

Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch Visitor Centre


Discover the whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks that inhabit the waters of the Isle of Man. Chat to our team of marine mammal scientists to find out what Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch are doing to monitor and conserve these unique species. Tea and coffee is available for a donation.

Learn about our local species, recent sightings and how to spot them

Find out how dolphins and whales communicate and hunt, and how they evolved

View our collection of bones and skulls, from tiny porpoise teeth to a huge Minke whale rib bone

Listen to whale song and dolphin clicks and whistles at our audio station

Play interactive quizzes on our media tablet

Join in with our young scientist’s area full of activities, games, and craft equipment

Discover how marine mammals are under threat and what you can do to help

Browse our extensive library of marine mammal literature and scientific papers and make copies for your own research

Buy some unique merchandise ranging from pocket money gifts to T-shirts

Borrow some litter pickers to help keep Peel clean 

Guide Prices

Free entry



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Accessibility

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Nearby in town centre or promenade

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • BACS accepted
  • Cheques accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Group visits can be arranged outside of normal hours

Provider Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available
31 Michael Street, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1JZ
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  • AccoladesUNESCO Biosphere Partner UNESCO Biosphere Partner 2021

Opening Times

* Open every Saturday 10-4 and during school holidays Weds-Fri 12-4

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The MWDW Centre is situated on Michael Street, Peel, which you cannot park on. There is, however, a large car park in the town centre and ample parking all along the promenade

Public Transport Directions

Frequent buses operate from the Town Hall, just 2 minute walk away.

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