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Lake District Coast Aquarium

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Our family have been here a few times whilst on holiday, this week was our third visit. Kids love... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
Leah H
Lovely place

This place was really lovely to visit. It was lovely to have a wonder around and see the fish... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
Staffordshire, 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 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t go in the aquarium as I didn’t have time but I visited the cafe and bought a fruit scone and cup of tea. The scone was delicious, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. You could tell they were freshly baked!...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the aquarium on Saturday. Our boys (5 & 7) were totally engrossed! They loved getting hands on with the rays and looking at the baby lobsters in the lab. We stayed to watch two feeding sessions and the staff...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dowdylass54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having walked past many times we finally called in. What a the staff are helpful and friendly the cakes are fabulous all washed down with an exceptional choice of fruit teas. I normally struggle for a decent herbal/fruit tea but not here there are so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Considered this an expensive experience for families on a budget. 2 adults and 2 children was £25 for access to the aquarium. Even more disappointing when some had walked straight in without any checks whether tickets had been purchased or not. Appreciate it was school...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank B S
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Visited half term and although busy it was a lovely visit. Lots of exhibits well described. Staff very helpful. Cafe fabulous. Will be back,

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Our family have been here a few times whilst on holiday, this week was our third visit. Kids love it, not too busy and quite hands on, staff very friendly , nice gift shop and cafe too. Lovely playground behind it too, not owned by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leah H
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Good for mothers and fathers with children can get a good meal cheaply for them. Have a good choice for both adults and children

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

This place was really lovely to visit. It was lovely to have a wonder around and see the fish :). We got to see the little cuttlefish eating and the baby lobsters which was lovely. My favourite part had to be touching the rays! Was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dgv09sophieb
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Ever since they could toddle have been bringing my offspring here - so much has changed and new things to see and do - really informative and interesting. And the cafe is reasonably priced with good options so its a win-win day out when we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank F5704LHangelap
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We drove up here from Ravenglass whilst on a half term break at the request of my 11 year old. Nice couple of hours with some good exhibits. A great hands on area and we got to watch the feeding of the conger eels -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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