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Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium - CLOSED

Fort Victoria Westhill Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0RR, England
+44 1983 760283
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Now closed and Converted into a "Reptilarium"

After 33 years the marine aquarium has closed and the building is under new stewardship, it is now... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2017
lfbp-neil
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Cowes, United Kingdom
It's ok

Visited this Aquarium on holiday with my ex boyfriend last year (2015), it's very small and quite a... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2016
Natasha C
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This aquarium features the odd sea characters that live in the local waters.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good24%
  • Average32%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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Fort Victoria Westhill Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0RR, England
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+44 1983 760283
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Reviewed May 13, 2017

After 33 years the marine aquarium has closed and the building is under new stewardship, it is now a Reptilarium and houses an exhibit of live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, the four rooms have been converted into themed biomes including a desert room, rainforest room,...More

Thank lfbp-neil
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Visited this Aquarium on holiday with my ex boyfriend last year (2015), it's very small and quite a lot of money considering. The fish were really cool though it just needs a refurbishment and more tanks to be worth wile. Enjoyed our visit however.

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Intelligent people loved this small but very specialist aquarium, with mainly UK specimens, rather than exotic creatures from other shores. For those who have a love of UK nature and wanted to find out about the hidden ecology off the Island, it was the ideal...More

1  Thank RayIOW
Reviewed April 23, 2016

A lovely little aquarium, all children and even adults would love, lovely little gift shop as well. nice and relaxing looking at the sea life

Thank Kate B
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Sadly it's closed for good after 31 years There is still the model railway there but sadly we didn't have time to visit. There is also a cafe on site which is open

2  Thank AlunR73
Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited the aquarium whilst on holiday. It cost us £7 to get in for 2 adults the baby was free. It has a range of sea creatures and mostly found off the shores of the island itself. Be warned its small it takes...More

Thank poshbird1979
Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

This aquarium is very small and shows various fish, crabs and a few other things. We were able to walk round it within 10mins. I would recommend spending your money elsewhere.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is a small aquarium but contains some fascinating local fish and there are clear descriptions of the fish.

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

It cost £3.50 per adult,it lasted all of 10 minutes and that's because we doodled for 5 minutes,to get our monies worth. You'd see more at a aquatic shop and it's free. Not worth the visit.

Thank Labras4
Reviewed October 3, 2015

As a fisherman I really enjoyed their exhibits, so many different types of fish, rays, sharks to name but a few, and to see them alive in their own environment

Thank bigalw35
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