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Lake District Coast Aquarium

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Better than expected

We spent a good hour here looking at the fish. It's fairly small but we'll laid out and lots of... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Ian M
via mobile
Decent day out

Made the trek here from Millom on our family holiday. The aquarium is quite small but interesting... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Chris H
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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The Lake District Coast Aquarium is a well established visitor attraction situated on the harbourside of Maryport, a small town with Roman roots on the scenic Solway Firth coastline. The Aquarium displays contain mainly native species and are fully...more
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South Quay, Maryport CA15 8AB, England
+44 1900 817760
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a surpise - really interesting with informed,enthusiastic staff. 131 species of fish in the Solway.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to the aquarium for some information, the ladies there couldn’t have been more helpful, especially Tracey in the gift shop. Tracey showed us the best place to park and take the dogs for a walk on the beach. Beach was very clean, went...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We spent a good hour here looking at the fish. It's fairly small but we'll laid out and lots of information. It also has a lovely cafe and a decent shop. We had a very enjoyable morning.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Made the trek here from Millom on our family holiday. The aquarium is quite small but interesting and good for the kids. Cafe inside was very nice and the food decent. Good little gift shop inside that fuelled my daughters shark obsession. Plenty of other...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The aquarium doesn’t look much from the outside but ... get inside and there’s a great family fun educational experience. Awaiting you ... as a family group of grandparents parents and children we all thoroughly enjoyed our time there ... it’s so great to get...More

Thank Patricia S
StephenCockermouth, Owner at Lake District Coast Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind review of our aquarium. Our focus on mainly native species plus interaction with the rays sets us apart from nearly all other UK aquariums regardless of size. You're right, our building is not of the standout variety, but of course...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We booked this aquarium online and received a free round of mini golf for the whole family- bonus!!! And good fun!! This aquarium has a huge amount of fish - it’s not only fun but it’s educational too. We’ve been to a few like this...More

Thank britton10
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Maryport is a very interesting town, with its roman history and maritime heritage. The harbour area, where much regeneration has taken place in recent years, is well worth exploring. One of the attractions is the aquarium, an excellent venue for the visitor and not just...More

Thank snoophotels
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A great place to spend a few hours with the family , very informative and a wide range of fish to look at, bot quite sealife buy nevertheless a great place to go, especially if the weather is a bit miserable and kids are bored

Thank Robert M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A great experience and children love it. The aquarium specialises in telling the story of species that inhabit the local waters and is very informative.

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

So it is small like others have said but it's great for a day out. There's plenty to look at. It was fairly quiet when we went. One of the workers came and told us she was about to feed the eels if we wanted...More

Thank Amy R
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Response from StephenCockermouth | Property representative |
Hi,regarding dogs in the aquarium regretfully only guide dogs are permitted. This is simply because the display area is fairly enclosed in places and the combination of potentially large excited dogs + other visitors, some... More