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Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions

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Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Cheap and cheerful

It's cheap and cheerful, doesn't take long to look around as there ain't alot but for the price... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leanne N
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Old favorite in Matlock - though really needs updating

The Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions is an old favorite down on the main Matlock Bath parade... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
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The Aquarium and Exhibitions are located in a wonderful Victorian building in the centre of Matlock Bath, this is a popular collection of unique attractions for all the family to visit and enjoy.As well as our fascinating Aquarium that houses over...more
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110-112 North Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS, England
+44 1629 583624
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't your Sea Life aquarium so if you're expecting that then you'll be dissapointed. However, it is a great little place to take the kids - I went with the neice. Lots to look at and plenty to learn. They even have a big...More

1  Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very enjoyed much enjoyed the aquarium with the different fish the many holograms which were interesting and the many koi carp which you could feed with food from machine for 50p

Thank susanfish2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's cheap and cheerful, doesn't take long to look around as there ain't alot but for the price what do u really expect... our kids always love looking at the fish and feeding the fish in the big open pond, whenever we go to matlock...More

Thank Leanne N
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions is an old favorite down on the main Matlock Bath parade, which we'd visited before and could now bring the kids to. The victorian baths are now a part covered Koi Carp fish tank of sorts fed by the...More

1  Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I nearly never visited the aquarium after reading some reviews saying it was small and you would find more fish in your local pet shop. Not sure how many pet shops have thermal pools loaded with massive koi carp and common carp. Ok it’s not...More

1  Thank JSS1871
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is not just your standard aquarium. The Hi story of the building from the Victorian era is so interesting. The 6 year old loved the hologram exhibit as did the adults! Well worth the very reasonable entrance price of £3.50

Thank chrissieburton
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little aquarium with an unusual twist of swimming pool full of koi. Reasonably priced and attached to the arcade for added fun!

Thank WalshCole
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is only a small aquarium, however the entrance price is only a few quid. You won't spend any more than about 30 minutes in here so ok for a quick visit. Loved the petrified well though.

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit with family, surprisingly a decent size to say it’s off the side of a arcade. Lovely trip and a good price.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting in so much as it's a good nugget of information and history. All I wanted to do was feel the water though and you can't!! A surprising room of holograms which was fascinating and amazed the kids.

Thank Anna K
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Helen F
8 September 2017|
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Response from pete w | Property representative |
Yes dogs are allowed
18 March 2017|
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Response from pete w | Property representative |
There is a pay and display car park at the train station at the northern end of the village. Full details can be found on our website
23 April 2015|
Response from ArabianMouse1 | Reviewed this property |
£3.30 per person as at December 2017.