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The Achill Experience

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Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 98 43292
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The Best 4 euros i have ever spent.

We were advised to visit the Aquarium and Achill Experience by our hosts in the B&B we were staying... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Well worth visiting to see the aquarium

Visited on a wet and blustery day, and was welcomed by Tom to the Aquarium. His knowledge on all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew B
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The Achill Experience contains an Aquarium, an exhibition on Island life, a re-built deserted village boley house complete with artifacts of the era, an art exhibition and digital tour guides that will allow the visitor tour the parish at their own pace. It is a great all weather facility, ideal for people of all ages, families and school groups. There is also an internet cafe and a shop.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scallops” (4 reviews)
“sea life” (4 reviews)
“star fish” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 98 43292
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advised to visit the Aquarium and Achill Experience by our hosts in the B&B we were staying at. I wasn't too keen, but knowing that my husbad was keen to go I agreed to go in for a short time. I was so...More

Thank Scousemaid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a wet and blustery day, and was welcomed by Tom to the Aquarium. His knowledge on all things Aquatic was immense, explaining the fish and other sea creatures in great and understandable manner, so both my wife and I learned a lot! Thanks...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This place has so much history and tells the story of Achill Island so well. As you enter you see the tanks that house the islands marine life (some tropical fish etc too). The centre is undergoing expansion at the moment. Around the tanks is...More

Thank Dave2010Marie
Reviewed 9 September 2017

After visiting the Ceida Fields we drove to Achill Island. It is spectacularly beautiful- the whole drive and the place itself. Sheep are wondering around the road, the water all around. Idyllic. Lots of wonderful little coffee shops and some great boutiques selling lovely woolen...More

1  Thank lisa t
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A friend recommended a visit to us as he had been to Achill many times. I enjoyed the centre. The history of the island and its people coupled with a small aquarium. The kids loved it. The man (name escapes me now) was on hand...More

Thank aconnaghan
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It might be the smallest aquarium we've been to, but it's definitely one of the best and most informative.

Thank Lou123_11
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Brought our 4 children to the aquiram, Tom was so much fun the kids had a really great time and found out so much info about the sea life of the achill coast.

Thank glezo
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is very good. The information boards were a bit scattered so difficult to follow but the information was there. Something about the local flora and fauna would be nice too.

Thank live1052
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Just spent an hour in the little aquarium at Achill Experience lit up by the knowledge of the guide Tom - a wonderfully gentle and informed man who brought the whole experience alive for our kids.

Thank TGrace4
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Spending half an hour around the little rock pool tank wiv the guy who new everything was worth the admission on it's own . . Hands on and came away knowing loads of facts . . A must on a raining day .

Thank Richard b
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