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Ilfracombe Aquarium

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An interesting hour

A very interesting insight into the marine life on the North Devon Coast. Staff were very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Resort08640573873
Small but v interesting

Had a great 40 mins in here. The aquarium follows the water cycle from stream to sea so quite... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
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This exciting and award winning, all weather, educational attraction provides a fascinating insight into the watery world of North Devon. The aquarium houses a diverse collection of local aquatic life in beautifully recreated natural habitats. The...more
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The Old Lifeboat House | The Pier Ilfracombe Devon, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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All reviews sea life local fish octopus feed the fish the local marine life small place rainy day knowledgeable staff different species well worth a visit happy to answer any questions local area lovely little place small children little boy value for money young children
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting little aquarium .It was very busy. Learned a lot about sustainable fish. There are Good Fish Guide pamphlets available for free so we can check where the fish we eat come from. Great conservation work from this wee little aquarium.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Evette B
Reviewed 8 November 2018

It's a very small loop of an aquarium, went when it was a very busy day and you could hardly move let alone entertain the children along the way, the staff where friendly but it doesn't take more than 30mins to walk round and read...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VeganinDevon
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were a bit disappointed with this place, it is tiny, we were lucky to be there at feeding time and did enjoy the very informative talk given by the member of staff. But there isn't much there and we felt that the entry fee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sally S
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A very interesting insight into the marine life on the North Devon Coast. Staff were very pleasant and willing to spend time with us. Great cup of coffee to send us on our way :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Resort08640573873
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

A small aquarium, doesn’t take more than an hour to go round. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. It’s expensive for the amount of time you spend there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 113kathb
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful couple of hours spent here, the knowledgable and friendly staff took so much time talking to us about the local marine life in the aquarium. We got to see the fish being fed which my daughter loved. A great opportunity to see real local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great 40 mins in here. The aquarium follows the water cycle from stream to sea so quite varied fish. Highlight is a big tank with rays and some larger fish. Great, friendly staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David D
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here with the family, whilst it was good, it was tiny. We expected it to be fairly small due to the price but we had to get our 3 year old to slow down or we would have be done in 5 minutes! The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scott C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Its a small, fun little place to go visit. It has lots of local aquatic life and lots to learn about. its a little pace you would go to, to pass the time. staff friendly

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ben D
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this on 8th October. It is a fairly small aquarium with native species. That said, we stayed for over an hour as it was very informative and really good fun! All the animals are active and healthy and interact with you ! The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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debbiepaice
31 May 2017|
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Response from MumEm123 | Reviewed this property |
less than a fiver. Cost £16 for 2 adults, 2 children.
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Sophiaamber
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Response from Lawrence R | Property representative |
Pier parking (NDDC -local authority) 60p/hour £1.60/day currently until mid march then £1.10/hour through summer. Is most convenient otherwise 5mins walk to long stay on south Cove side of harbour also Ropery Road car park... More
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