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St Andrews Aquarium

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The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
+44 1334 474786
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Is it any good, I've no idea.

As a father of a diverse family including a disabled 2 year old who us dependent on her wheelchair... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
bigiainw_46
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Nice Aquarium...We love it

Nice aquarium which lets you get close to the animals. We even got to touch to some starfish at the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Susan G
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Step through our doors and be transported into an underwater world of adventure and discovery. Come face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures of the watery worlds. From British sharks to spiders, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas, loveable seals...... and not to forget our fabulous meerkats. Get up close and personal with our daily interactive demonstrations which include Seal feeding at 12 noon and 3pm, Penguin feeding at 2pm, reptile and snake handling sessions at 11.20am and 2.20pm and an informative talk and feeding sessions with our family of Meerkats at 12.20pm and 3.20pm.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

As a father of a diverse family including a disabled 2 year old who us dependent on her wheelchair buggy for getting around, we arrived at the Aquarium to be told that much of the building and its attractions are not accessible to wheelchair users....More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

You are correct "in this day and age" such a site would never be built without consideration to accessibility. However, in common with many tourist sites in Scotland this one is rather old and was developed long before folks thought about such things. Although we...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Nice aquarium which lets you get close to the animals. We even got to touch to some starfish at the rockpool talk! The guy giving the talk was enthusiastic and the kids loved it. Most of the place is under cover-apart from seals so it...More

Thank Susan G
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for your nice review, although I think it's from a visit a while ago.

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Firѕt timе being аt thе аquаrium and wоn't bе thе last lоvеlу рlасе and lоvеlу аnimаlѕ tо ѕее аnd rеаd аbоut them all , the mееrkаt fееding еxреriеnсе аnd it'ѕ wаѕ amazing, Viѕitеd yesterday with my 3 kidѕ (11,9 & 3 years оld) They аll...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves; the reptile handling is great for kids as it shows them there's nothing to be scared of with (most) snakes. In the Amazon we've pretty much finished turning the old store cupboard into a...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Although the aquarium was lovely to visit.. I found that carers don't get in free but if ur a wheelchair user u do but heres the thing there is no wheelchair assess at all. So no good for wheelchair users or buggies.More

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Andrew W, curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Sadly, I am unable to thank you for your review as I usually do. It presents inaccurate information as if it were a fact. It is therefore not helpful to TripAdvisor users; the main point of reviews is to inform rather than to misinform. St...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We have been here a number of times over the years, looks as though they've done a huge amount of work on a new freshwater area, thought the Leafcutter ants were very cool, especially loved the huge piranhas in the tall tank. We also had...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and I'm glad they had a great time with the Meerkats. Yes they are cheeky wee beasties who think nothing of sitting on your head to get a better view. They seem to enjoy the feeding experiences as much...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We took a day trip to St. Andrews to go to the aquarium, so I might have had too high expectations. The aquarium isn't bad, but it's nothing special either. It's quite small and it didn't take us long to see everything. The children enjoyed...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Glad the kids had a nice time. The Reptile Handling and the other talks are well worth seeing and we always regard these as a high point. Yes we are not as large as say Monterrey Bay Aquarium but we pack a lot in for...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Disappointing the only highlight was the seal feeding and talk from staff member and the meerkats were a treat. We have been in a few aquariums around Scotland and this one is lackingMore

Thank sharon g
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you found the experience "lacking". We do take on board all reviews and we find them very valuable to fine tune the visit to match what our visitors want. Unfortunately, this one doesn't give us anything to go...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We went St Andrew's Aquarium on Tuesday 16 May. My two young children had a fantastic time. All the demonstrations / feeding shows (meerkats, penguins, reptile handling etc) were brilliant. We also stopped in at the cafe on the way out, well worth it as...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your review; it's good to hear that you all had a fantastic time-that's what we are aiming for! Hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Just a note to thank all the staff at the aquarium for the fabulous attention and care for our daughters birthday treat of feeding the meerkats. From the lovely lady on reception to the keepers we could not have wished for anything else. The attention,...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Glad you all enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for the lovely review.

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Great attraction. We have been to many many zoos and aquariums and this one is definitely up there with the best. Animals and fish all seemed relaxed and exhibits were very good. Loved the penguins, seals and meerkats!More

Thank Jenn L
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for your review and we are glad that you had a great time. We may not be the largest, but we do aim to make the best of what we have. So it's always nice to hear that our visitors notice our efforts....More

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ruthpatersonx
24 March 2017|
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Response from Fraser K | Property representative |
Your entry fee is included in the price of the feeding experience...any other visitors would need to pay however.
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