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Macduff Marine Aquarium

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11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL, Scotland
+44 1261 833369
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Educational - for young and old

Very well presented with engaging talks and demos. Huge range of marine life to learn about whilst... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Erikthevikn
via mobile
AMAZING FISH

amazing quantity of all sorts of sea life. pond with manta and other types of exotic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikeZ4216FF
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Scotland’s Moray Firth is teeming with amazing marine life and it’s all on show at Macduff Marine Aquarium. This fascinating attraction leads you to discover the firth’s underwater habitats, with realistic displays taking you from the shoreline to the murky seafloor – you’ll meet hundreds of local fishy characters of all shapes and sizes. Look out for the shark nursery and get hands on with seashore critters at the touch pools. Don’t miss seeing the feeding frenzy when divers jump in with the fish in the unique kelp reef tank! There are talks and feeding shows every day, quizzes for the kids, a gift shop and all day tickets. Enthusiastic staff will help make your visit memorable.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea life” (16 reviews)
“big tank” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL, Scotland
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+44 1261 833369
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"sea life"
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"big tank"
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"different types of fish"
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"marine aquarium"
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"well worth a visit"
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"rock pools"
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"rainy day"
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"brilliant place"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 7 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
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"staff were very friendly"
in 4 reviews
"touch pool"
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"member of staff"
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"car park"
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"on display"
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"flat fish"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well presented with engaging talks and demos. Huge range of marine life to learn about whilst you view the wide range of tanks. Friendly staff make you feel welcome.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing quantity of all sorts of sea life. pond with manta and other types of exotic fish shows of fish in natural state aquarium right on the harbour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Macduff marine aquarium offers a very educational trip for children and adults. I visited with my nieces (3 and 6 years old). At reception the friendly staff gave us A4 sheets with fishes for the kids to mark which species they could find. Even...More

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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for this thorough review and recommendation - much appreciated. We hope to see you here again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good educational visit , kids love it and good parking available. For a small village i was pleasantly surprised.

Thank James B
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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review - much appreciated.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to pay at desk, they charged full price for disabled person, why not charge child’s price for them or let them in free?, the lady said you’ll need green cards to see divers but she never gave us any, we only wanted to look...More

Thank Barbara M
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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. Many thanks for your review - very sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. Unfortunately we don't automatically discount for people with special needs - we can offer a free entry for registered carers if this is brought to our attention and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good place to come with kids, very informative, lots of fish and the hands on rock pool is awesome. The diver show is a must see!

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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review - much appreciated! Glad to hear you enjoyed the rock pools and dive show. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Spent a little over an hour looking round. Interesting selection of sea creatures. Usual type of viewing areas. Watched a “touchpool” talk which was very enjoyable. The leader obviously cared and knew about the creatures she was discussing. Information on boards given in other languages...More

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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit - much appreciated. Glad to hear you enjoyed the touch pool session.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Loads to see, great selection of fish, and sea creatures. Kids amused for nearly an hour. As an adult I could have stayed at least 2 hrs. Usual shop but thank goodness no cafe. Well worth a visit ,even with very young children

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Inservice day from school..... Took my two boys up to see the improvements, can't see what's different! We have always loved taking a trip there, the main tank was beautifully cleaned so maybe that's it? Staff doing the talk - very knowledgeable and passionate about...More

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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Many thanks for your review and sorry for a delayed response. The main tank was completely gutted and reconstructed (all those rock features were built from scratch), plus the whole building had an electrical rewire with new lighting throughout. Mostly we undertook essential repairs and...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Took my grandchildren to visit the marine aquarium today. They are aged 5 and 20 months. I wasn't sure that the facility might be somewhere they would enjoy, but I was pleased to say they were kept amused the whole time we were there. They...More

Thank Dorothy A
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