Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maryport

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  • Lucky to live in Cumbria and therefore visit the aquarium as and when we want, but always start with a cuppa, snack or meal, never disappointed in there and on a cold winters day, that wood burner is ...  more »
  • We recently visited for the first time with our son and were purchasing the annual passes for my family. We mentioned that our son has autism and loves aquariums with the colours, noises and different...  more »
  • The aquarium has some lovely features, the wave pool is great. The sea lab is brilliant l wish other aquariums had these as it’s great to see how things happen and progress. It is worth a visit. It ha...  more »
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  • Visited here whilst on holiday with friends and family. Over priced for what’s on offer. Kids were bored quickly. Have been to better aquariums back home in Scotland that also offer more fun elements, hence the 3 star rating. Cafe was quite nice and staff pleasant. Plenty parking outside the aquarium
  • We went on the recommendation from someone my partner works with. It's right on the harbour and you can see the lighthouse of Maryport. The aquarium itself was OK, fish seemed healthy all Bar on leaving little seahorse. The signs telling you what fish were inside the tanks were need updating. The have become very old, the signage what was once white is now a horrid yellow and some are hard to read. There are wet floors as soon as you enter, so be careful with little ones or with those who are unsteady on their feet. Overall the aquarium was..... OK. Behind the aquarium there is a wooden play area for the children, looks very appealing, even the child within me wanted to go and play, that's would be a definite hit with the kids after the aquarium visit. At the aquarium there is a opportunity to pay and play crazy golf. My advice? Don't. The holes are unnumbered and I have never seen one as run down as this one. It is so rundown I'm sure I could make a better one myself and I don't have much DIY experience. There are gaps in the board of the flooring of each hole making it near impossible to attempt getting a hole. As we also found out, it's not pushchair or pram friendly around the crazy golf and we wasn't advised this either from the staff. Even though they were lovely and polite.
  • Small and intimate aquarium, this only took less than two hours to get around but you could revisit as many times as you liked upto closing time. It was a little slippy underfoot due to a very wet floor but the fish tanks were clean and the fish happy and healthy. We had a great time.
  • The parking is easily accessible. The staff are friendly and well mannered, even with noisy children around. There's plenty to see and do and the cafe is quite accommodating for weary travellers.
  • Reasonably well stocked Aquarium with hands on experiences. Cafe offers very nice snacks/meals and lovely cakes and scones.

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