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Robertson Museum and Aquarium

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Improvement needed

We visited whilst staying at the adjacent field studies centre. There was not much to see although... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Alison C
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Bike ride around Cumbrae with son

Having not cycled around Isle of Cumbrae before, I decided to take my son during his school break... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
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Marine Parade, Millport KA28 0EG, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The welcome at the reception is very friendly. The shop has nice souvenirs and drinks/ice cream. Everyone is very keen to help youngsters learn more about the sea and what lives in it. The Museum and Aquaruim are really interesting and there are "hands on"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We visited whilst staying at the adjacent field studies centre. There was not much to see although some of the activities in the museum were interesting. Could do with a little bit of tlc. Not really worth the money paid.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alison C
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Great museum with lots of interesting things to see so pleased to see it still open after our first visit about 40 years ago when they had deep belfast sinks with crabs etc in them.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This place has huge potential. When we went it was explained that they were in the middle of doing the aquariums up so will visit once this is completed not a lot to see today but as I said a lot more could be done...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Having not cycled around Isle of Cumbrae before, I decided to take my son during his school break. We dusted off the bikes, packed a lunch and headed for the train to Largs to get the Loch Shira across. I spent a bit of time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank BeenHereTwice
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of a nostalgia trip to the island. The original site has been carefully updated with a small display of the history of its key players and their role in developing marine biology as a science. The live displays are well kept and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank banskoman
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I know Cumbrae is a small island but I wouldn't call this place museum/aquarium. We found the place closed even if it said reopen 13.30 (was 13.45), so we had a look around and we got chased by staff and at that point we could...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank micolinha
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Visited the Robertson Museum and Aquarium which on the whole was disappointing. Whilst the museum had quite a few interesting pictures and exhibits the aquarium was very poor with poor variety of sealife on show and almost every tank contained the same species. Would'nt go...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank tabamba
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Not large but a nicely laid out aquarium with well annotated displays. The museum room tells a fascinating story and places Millport in context in marine biology.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

A must for all marine biologists. Very interesting and lots of great research carried out there, Well worth a visit when on the island.

Date of experience: May 2017
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11 August 2015|
Response from FSCMillport | Property representative |
There is a service bus that drops you off and picks you up right next to the aquarium and museum. The service bus runs both ways, so you can stop on your way from the ferry or on the way back from the centre of Millport. The... More