Say Hello to Bailey

Bailey Haggarty joined the museum in June 2016. He's a rescue dog, a Border Collie with a love of life and a fierce suspicion of seagulls, and is now three years old.

A Working Dog: Watch Out Seagulls

Bailey's main job at the museum is to chase away seagulls from our ships and wharves. If you see Bailey wearing his yellow vest and his ID tag (yes, he has his own ID tag) then he's working. So don't come up and pat him just then.

If he's not wearing his yellow vest - come up and say hello. 

 

Bailey, doing what he does best.

 

 

2:30pm Walks (Usually) Every Day

Bailey loves to get out and about, and has a regularly scheduled walk around the museum every day at 2:30pm. Of course, not every day is the same, and sometimes Bailey is busy or the weather is terrible.

If you're visiting the museum, check at the front desk to see if you'll bump into Bailey that afternoon.

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Bailey, hard at work on the blog.

Read Bailey's Blog

Bailey contributes to the museum in many ways. He's got his own Facebook page, and regularly updates on what he's doing with his blog. 

Read what Bailey is up to now

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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Little shipmates: Seafaring pets

31 Aug 2016

Cats, dogs, monkeys and birds have been cherished on board ships for as long as people have made sea voyages. In a life from which children and families are usually missing, and are often very much missed, pets provide a focus for emotions and affection.

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