Exciting, award winning, all weather, educational attraction providing a fascinating insight into the watery world of North Devon. The aquarium houses a diverse collection of local aquatic life in beautifully recreated natural habitats. The exhibits provide visitors with a unique zoned journey experience starting from the SOURCE of an Exmoor stream, down RIVER to an ESTUARY, local ROCKPOOL, Ilfracombe HARBOUR, to LUNDY and it's marine reserve. Complimentary childrens’ quizzes are offered on entry.Add Ilfracombe Aquarium to your Ilfracombe travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ilfracombe day trip planning site.
The aquarium also offers a funky fish retail area where good value, unusual aquatic themed gifts can be purchased. A small café with sheltered outside seating provides quality refreshments, freshly prepared sandwiches, light snacks and luxury local dairy ice cream in a relaxing environment.
OPENING TIMES 2010/11
Feb ½ term – Easter hols. 10am – 3.45pm
Easter hols. - June 10am – 4.45pm
July – Aug 10am – 5.45pm
Sept – Autumn ½ term 10am – 4.15pm
Nov – early Jan Please ring for opening times
Adults (16+) £3.99
Child (3+) £2.99
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) £12.99
Annual membership, group rates, birthday parties, venue for hire and special requests are all available on request.
Convenient parking * Picturesque harbour side location * Funky Fish Gift Shop * Cafe with sheltered, outside seating adjoining large, child friendly, pedestrian area * Modern toilets * Disabled access * Coach dropping-off point
Ilfracombe Aquarium Reviews
I visited Ilfracombe aquarium with my 12 year old nephew and we both really enjoyed it. The staff were engaging and full of information. It's only a small aquarium, but there seems to be so much to.... more »
.........similar in size to the footprint of a large living room. Journey follows aquatic creatures from source of river, through to harbour and finally the deeper sea. Knowledgable staff. Clean well.... more »
Small aquarium, but with plenty to see. Spent over an hour looking at the different exhibits and reading about local marine life. Went with our 2 year old who loved it! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Felt it was good value for money at less than £10 for 2 adults (free entry for children under 3 years of age). Happy to recommend.
Lovely little aquarium, lots of interesting facts and quizzes for kids to do. We stayed for about an hour but you could whizz around very quickly if you don't do quizzes. We loved seeing the rays!
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