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Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre

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Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Excellent visitor Centre and Aquarium

Visited today and thought it would be a very short visit due to size of aquarium. But found it very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karl R
via mobile
A lovely little aquarium

We spent between 1 and 2 hours here. A different aquarium to other I've been to as it focused... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Furbieheather
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York, United Kingdom
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The Achill Experience contains an Aquarium, an exhibition on Island life, a Replica deserted village boley house complete with artifacts of the era, an art exhibition and a History Room as well as an audio visual room showing documentaries covering...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Keel | Crumpaun, Achill Island F28 TX49, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited today and thought it would be a very short visit due to size of aquarium. But found it very interesting especially listening to Tom who was full of really interesting information.Also found the visitor centre very well presented. Great place for a wet windy...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Karl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent between 1 and 2 hours here. A different aquarium to other I've been to as it focused mainly on local fish. A knowledgeable attendant explained the types of fish and pointed them out in the rock pools to us and let us feel...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Furbieheather
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lovely visit here. Great staff who constantly interact with visitors. Very knowledgeable talk on the fish and children encouraged to feel/hold certain varieties.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maevek1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this might be the smallest aquarium you'll ever visit, it might well be one of the best. We lunched in a pub just by the bridge over to the island, and the barman there told us it was 'not to be missed', so on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jan s
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Lovely visit to the aquarium. Elaine our guide was so nice. she showed us around and shared her knowledge of all the different fish there. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HelenK1850
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Excellent. A great trip to Achill myself and my partner. The aquarium was amazing. It might be small but its full, and Tom was brilliant. It was a very personal guide. Showed and told us all the little tricks and secrets of the fish and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Eimear M
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

This may be a small aquarium but it is well worth visiting. Tom the guide was only too keen to engage with us and demonstrate his knowledge of the local sealife found around the Irish coastline. There are only a few tanks, compared to other...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank John A
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

This is, of course, a small aquarium but what it lacks in size it more than makes up in the enthusiasm of the staff, in particular the incredibly knowledgeable and very affable aquarist, Tom. Tom, a septuagenarian originally from Scotland, was delightful and spent a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Novvers
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely time at the aquarium, Tom had a great chat with us entertaining and engaging for grown ups and for kids from 3 to 15. Lovely friendly place highly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tonygosullivan
Reviewed March 24, 2019

We had such a good time at the Achill Experience. We were lucky to have Daniel show us around the aquarium. He was so passionate, so knowledgeable, he showed us so much, let us see the fish up close. We learned so much about the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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