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Fowey Aquarium

#3 of 22 things to do in Fowey Features Animals
| Town Quay, Fowey PL23 1AT, England
+44 7815 840467
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We absolutely loved our visit to this lovely aquarium. Being fishkeepers ourselves, we enjoy... read more

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Small and basic

Popped our head in as was raining. Very tiny, one room collection of sea life. Not great unless you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corsham, United Kingdom
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“local fish” (18 reviews)
“touch pool” (16 reviews)
| Town Quay, Fowey PL23 1AT, England
+44 7815 840467
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Reviewed today via mobile

We absolutely loved our visit to this lovely aquarium. Being fishkeepers ourselves, we enjoy wandering around aquariums but this was the first one we have been to that was a natural British seawater aquarium. Amazing to see all the different fish, crabs, snails,starfish, anemones, lobsters...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped our head in as was raining. Very tiny, one room collection of sea life. Not great unless you have some kids to entertain for half an hour.

Thank Belbo67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during the day with my hen party, and loved it! The owner was ever so friendly, and clearly passionate about his work, and it was incredible seeing the variety of creatures in our local seas.

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The upkeep is poor. Few species are good but lacks variety. Not a must see place. Took our 5 yr old grandson who was quite excited. Adequate for little children.

Thank chandanmohinta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little aquarium. We had the best time with the hermet crab, starfish and grumpy the fish. The assistant was very knowledgeable and let us hold/touch the sea creatures in the touch pool. Would visit again.

Thank Katrina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an aquarium about the size of someone's living room that looks like it was last updated in the 70's. So, if you are looking for a mini version of a sea life centre then you'll be disappointed. However if you want to be able...More

Thank QuarryHillers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My six year old has been dying to visit Fowey Aquarium for several weeks now, so today we visited. If your kids would rather play on their computer games, you have no interest in their education or you think this is going to be the...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We sat at lunch in Polruan and overheard some toff idiot describe The Fowey Aquarium as 'like the fish counter at Tesco' and 'better to wait and go to the London Aquarium'. All I can say is that person is misguided. Our little girl had...More

Thank finedinewine
James C, Owner at Fowey Aquarium, responded to this review

Loved your review. Try a book called "Bo..ox to Alton Towers" written by a couple of Viz contributors. In it they recount the wonders of many of the UK's finest but most bonkers tourist attractions. Don't worry about the people you overheard - they are...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a tiny aquarium, however the children found it interesting as it was hands on fun, the staff where helpful and knowledgeable. You only need 20 to 30 minutes.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A real step back to a Victorian style mini aquarium, very much in keeping with historic Fowey. Has real educational value for children and the proprietor will almost certainly be on hand to explain things. You won't be disappointed!

Thank P6821PZians
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Adrian T
Does the Fowey Aquarium have disabled access?
3 March 2017|
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Response from Crystal H | Reviewed this property |
It is all on one level but might be tight inside for items such as wheelchairs