Find the National Cat Centre

Due to a fire in our café kitchen, the Visitor Centre is currently closed for refurbishment. We are sorry for the inconvenience but will update these pages when we have a date for re-opening.

The adoption centre is unaffected and is open as usual.

Cats Protection's National Offices:

Cats Protection
National Cat Centre
Chelwood Gate
RH17 7TT

*RH17 7DE is for SatNav users. This will direct you to the correct site entrance.*

Public transport

The 270 bus links up the major rail links of Brighton, Hassocks, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath and goes on to East Grinstead via Chelwood Gate, stopping outside the Red Lion pub on the A275, just a hundred yards or so from our entrance. For timetable information please visit the Metrobus website

Tel: (National Information Line) 03000 12 12 12


Reg Charity 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland)

For larger groups arriving by coach, please phone in advance to arrange your visit.

Opening hours:
Adoption centre:     Open 10am-4pm, Monday-Sunday.
Visitor Centre:     Open seven days a week, 10am - 4pm.
Admin offices:     Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Helpline:     9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)