PEOPLE can discover the best places to see dolphins in Sussex at a new educational facility.

The Brighton Dolphin Project is reopening its Discovery Centre on the seafront, next to the Palace Pier.

The venue will welcome visitors from April 6, offering activities such as a dolphin sightings map and a virtual reality experience as well as arts and crafts.

Visitors can also see a collection of rare marine artefacts such as whale teeth and turtle shells that have been donated by the Booth museum, take part in beach cleans and hear talks from marine biologists.

The Brighton Dolphin Project is an initiative launched last year by the World Cetacean Alliance, the world’s largest partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises – also known as cetaceans.

It aims to “improve awareness about the importance of local marine ecosystems and species across Sussex”.

A spokesman for the project said: “Brighton has a rich cultural heritage with dolphins, and we want to celebrate everything about them along the Sussex coastline, while connecting a city with its dolphins in the newly created biosphere reserve.

“We want to create a community of ocean champions, people who feel empowered to make a difference for marine conservation within the local area.”

It said this would be achieved by conducting research, connecting people with nature, collaborating with businesses to complete conservation work and inspiring the next generation.

A spokesman for the project urged people to visit its discovery centre saying it aimed to “educate the next generation about the oceans”.

It will run school workshops and a series of wildlife trips along Brighton seafront from its discovery centre.

In 2017, a pod of more than 30 bottlenose dolphins was spotted near Brighton’s Palace Pier and in 2015 a lone dolphin stayed around West Pier for several days.

The Brighton Dolphin Project said these were just some of the many cetaceans seen off the Brighton coast each year. It wants to raise awareness and teach people what they can do to protect these species.