Mevagissey Aquarium, Mevagissey

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#4 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Cornwall
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  • A lovely mini aquarium with lots to see from lobster to crabs and even a conger eel! The staff are friendly and helpful with local information. Donations are needed to keep this service going.  more »
  • As others have pointed out, this is a small aquarium but it is very interesting and must demand a lot of care and attention. Each species in the aquarium has a brief note about its habitat and feeding...  more »
  • Surely the worlds smallest aquarium but still a good variety of sea life. And if it's free then why not!  more »
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  • 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.
  • The Aquarium is funky but small. I liked it. The fish were quite large and you only had to make a donation to get in. The people infront of us looked annoyed that it "had fish in it". But I think the sign on the side "aquarium" manages most people expectations.

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