Bailey Haggarty has been with the museum since 2016 helping keep our wharves and vessels clean.

Staff members spend hours cleaning the mess seagulls leave behind, and in the past we tried various methods to scare them away. We tried ultrasonics, statues of birds of prey, humming line, sprinklers activated by motion sensors or just hosing them away – none of them worked. Enter Bailey!

We adopted Bailey from a working dog rescue centre as we discovered that other places had success with dogs scaring away seagulls. Bailey patrols our wharves and vessels and chases the seagulls away before their droppings can damage the paint on our vessels. 

When he isn't hard at work, Bailey enjoys long walks by the beach, a treat or two (Schmackos preferably) and lots of cuddles and pats! 

Have you met Bailey yet? Be sure to look out for him on your next visit!

Explore photos of Bailey at work 

Discover what Bailey gets up to when he isn't chasing away seagulls

Bailey on TV!

04 Nov 2016

I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to be on TV tonight (not for the first time, I might add!). A while ago Dr Harry and the crew from Channel 7’s Better Homes and Gardens came to the museum for a natter and to see what I do and how well I do it.

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A world of wildlife: From the desk of Bailey

23 Sep 2016

When I first came to work here, my human colleagues had strict instructions never to let me inside the actual museum. Ha! That didn’t last long. My furry charm worked its magic, and today , after I’d had my bath and was all squeaky clean, I was invited to review our exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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