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, WPY 2019

10 Sep 2019

A delighted doggo: Bailey reviews Wildlife Photographer of the Year

29 Jun 2017

A Ruff Review of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

02 May 2017

Work and play: An update from Bailey, chaser of seagulls

12 Dec 2016

Bailey announces his first exhibition: 'Dogs and Cats All at Sea'

04 Nov 2016

Bailey on TV!