We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mevagissey Aquarium

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Tiddler aquarium

The tiniest aquarium tucked in a corner of the harbour. Worth popping in for a quick look and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Quick visit but good

Another free attraction in Mevagissey. Only takes 20 mins to work round but well worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 573 reviews
All photos (69)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“local fish”(52 reviews)
“lobster”(47 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Mevagissey Harbour, Mevagissey PL26 6QU, England
+44 1726 843305
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 January 2012

My wife and I were unable to go to Italy during 2011 because of illness so we had a short break in Mevagissey. We had never considered Cornwall before but a friend recommended it and we are really glad she did. The town is enchanting...More

3  Thank John A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 May 2013

A little bird in a cage puts all of heaven in a rage......and the same probably goes for fish. I'm sure many are enchanted by the displays but I found it distressing to see a large conger eel in a tank which was not big...More

4  Thank John A
Reviews (573)
Filter reviews
564 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews local fish lifeboat station lobster free entry large tanks free attraction sea life lifeboat house sea fish worth a visit crustaceans small donation local waters quick look great for kids donations accepted quick visit
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 564 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mevagissey is a lovely place and fabulous harbour, the Aquarium is in the harbour it is quite small but if visiting Mevagissey it's worth a visit , my grandchildren were in their element looking in the tanks .The Aquarium is free but there is a...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tiniest aquarium tucked in a corner of the harbour. Worth popping in for a quick look and leaving a donation to keep it going.

Thank Beehiverocks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This expression is so true when it comes to the Mevagissey Aquarium. Formally the old lifeboat launch, it is now painted blue and houses a collection of local sea life. A great place to check out for all the family. Pay & display parking is...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another free attraction in Mevagissey. Only takes 20 mins to work round but well worth the time. Please donate , it's worth it

Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free with donation view of some of the local fishes and sealife in a little shed of tanks. Not trying to be a massive range but interesting none the less.

Thank blanks74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected... Voluntary contributions... Really lovely little place with a good variety of local sea life!

Thank Rpu380
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little museum on the pier is well worth a visit to see what lives beneath the waves in the area. Interesting and educational for young and old alike. Well done to the locals who run the place! It’s free but make a donation if...More

Thank mjmspf2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate, on our visit, to be guided by a local fisherman who explained some of the exhibits. The fish and sea creatures live in sea water that is continually refreshed, and they are returned to the sea. Fascinating to view the creatures who...More

Thank happyrosie65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small but interesting collection of local fish and marine life. Free entry but a voluntary donation is suggested. Well kept and clean tanks.

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hopefully this is the one I visited, it's free entry with a donation. It shows what the fish look like and an insight to what is actually in our oceans...very informative

Thank Ann T
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
The Headlands Hotel
26 reviews
.27 km away
Mevagissey Bay Hotel
305 reviews
.37 km away
Tremarne Hotel
501 reviews
.44 km away
Trevalsa Court Country House Hotel
423 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 42 nearby restaurants
Salamander Restaurant
1,237 reviews
.10 km away
Tea on the Quay
559 reviews
.02 km away
Roovrays Restaurant
564 reviews
.06 km away
Number Five Cafe & Restaurant
632 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 19 nearby attractions
Aquila Charters
262 reviews
.14 km away
Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry
300 reviews
.31 km away
Mevagissey Museum
485 reviews
.22 km away
Mevagissey Harbour
150 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lewis D
16 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JonBoyBlue | Reviewed this property |
Not normally, but if it’s quiet you can ask.
16 March 2017|
Response from Marina D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I know it is open from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm most days, but that may begin from the beginning of April. Sorry I cannot be of any more help as I live in Bristol and have only visited myself.