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Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A bit of a mixture of things but seeing the original Victorian thermal bath is a must for anyone... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Derek H
Freckleton, United Kingdom
Small but reflected in the price

Lovely little aquarium including heated baths with lots of huge fish! Enjoyable hologram exhibition... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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The Aquarium and Exhibitions are located in a wonderful Victorian building in the centre of Matlock Bath, this is a popular collection of unique attractions for all the family to visit and enjoy.As well as our fascinating Aquarium that houses over...more
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110-112 North Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS, England
+44 1629 583624
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All reviews koi carp amusement arcade feed the fish fish food sea life tropical fish huge fish old victorian cheap entrance fee nice little place value for money worth a visit rainy day interesting things interesting place enjoyable visit hologram
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We passed this aquarium on our way to our hotel and decided to go back the next day to see what it was all about, it's not expensive to enter but then again it is only small, but that said there is a good display...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lynn-mp428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good value for money, loved the 3D pictures, very unusual. The fish looked well looked after and interesting

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Josiej877
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! I did not expect much given the entry fee of just £3.30 but boy was I wrong! It is a fairly random combination of aquarium and hologram theatre but both are amazing! I only went to this place as a joke...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 722trishm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited here after being told about it by a friend it’s only three pound to get in you wouldn’t think it was there it above an arcade nice little place with different fish the holograms at the end are really good

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tess36
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

We visited on New Year’s Eve. We spent about 30 minutes in the aquarium and hologram hall. The Koi carp are fun but the fee is a bit steep given what there is to see. The six year old thought it was interesting and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kittybeau
Reviewed January 8, 2019

the swimming pool is naturally fed by a thermal spring? nice- but filling it with fish and charging the public to see it is just odd? Big fish, small tanks, maybe fill half an hour while your fish n chips go down, holograms are 30+...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

A bit of a mixture of things but seeing the original Victorian thermal bath is a must for anyone interested in history and it would be better if more historical information was available, but there is enough to wet the appetite. In addition the aquarium...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place on a visit to Matlock, the entrance fee is reasonably priced for the size of the aquarium. We probably spent about an hour in the aquarium, worth having some 50p’s for the fish food to feed the carp. I have to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Walkers31
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little aquarium including heated baths with lots of huge fish! Enjoyable hologram exhibition after the aquarium section.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hjskinner82
Reviewed November 2, 2018

This was a good use of the old building that had been a Spa in the past.It wasn't massive,but big enough for a quick look at sealife.There was no where to park,but that is a problem in Matlock because of the landscape and popularity.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Helen F
September 8, 2017|
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Response from 452petew | Property representative |
Yes dogs are allowed
March 18, 2017|
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Response from 452petew | Property representative |
There is a pay and display car park at the train station at the northern end of the village. Full details can be found on our website
April 22, 2015|
Response from ArabianMouse1 | Reviewed this property |
£3.30 per person as at December 2017.