Mevagissey Aquarium, Mevagissey

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#4 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Cornwall
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  • We were walking past and thought we would visit. Was very surprised about how many fish were there and came from the Cornish seas! They only ask for a donation to keep going which we were more than ha...  more »
  • Had a look around the free entry aquarium with donations . Formally the life boat station then a cafe we were informed by the gentleman on the door . There was a large eel in one of the tanks which he...  more »
  • a small Aquarium, but for orders of fish, other marine animals. Interesting space Aquarium-byvalý dock for ship repair.
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  • Kind of dank but the captive animals look cool and its free so not a big deal. Saw a gang spiny lobster things tear up a decent size fish for dinner. There are old videos playing on murky TVs which was pretty spooky. Doubt if a lot of the little details were deliberate but it made for an odd and interest atmosphere.
  • How cruel and thoughtless to force big fish to live in tiny aquariums with no shelter from the constant attention of people. These fish appear to be wild caught and must find this life so stressful. The large eel has to bend itself in half in order to turn round in this narrow short prison. It tries desperately to hide in a small drain pipe but can only hide not even half of its length. I told the woman on the desk that I would not make a donation to somewhere that causes suffering and highlighted the plight of the eel in the ridiclously small tank only to be told "well ells live in caves". Not sure what relevance that has to anything. The whole place is old and tired and I see no value in its existence. What is it doing other than showing visitors how not to keep fish. The problem is that some people will think this is OK and it isn't. If I could award no stars I would, the place is a disgrace and should be shut down.
  • You wouldn't think it would be much from the outside and would be easy to miss, but this is a little gem and well worth a visit. I was surprised at the size and variety of the sea creatures on display, all caught locally by local fishermen and donated to the display. The tanks look well maintained and the fish happy and healthy and the aquarium seems to be maintained in very good order. Entrance is free but a donation is suggested and well deserved.
  • Loved it. Small but perfectly formed. X
  • Lovely aquarium. It shows local fish only. And can get crowded.
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