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Fowey Aquarium

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Features Animals
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Address: | Town Quay, Fowey PL23 1AT, England
Phone Number:
+44 7815 840467

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna B
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
Reviewed 3 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
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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77 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 to find out about the local sealife from people who understand and care about it... More 

Thank QuarryHillers
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 London Aquarium (rammed with tourists and hardly anything that reflects where you are in the... More 

Thank Richard B
Malvern, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 an amazing time seeing lots of interesting fish and crustaceans alike. It's amazing to think... 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 better off spending £80 and going to the London Aquarium! It is absolutely nothing to... More 

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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great for families and excellent value Local lobsters conger eel octopus star fish Handling pool great for the kids

Thank Raymondog

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