Fowey Aquarium | Day Out With The Kids

Fowey Aquarium

4 star Rating 4 / 5 1 reviews

Fowey, Cornwall, England

Attraction Information

  • Aquariums icon Aquariums

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Fowley Aquarium is situated on the historic Fowley Town Quay and was first established in 1952. It still retains many of the original tanks, which house an amazing variety of marine creatures.

Fresh seawater is pumped in daily at high tide. This is good for the aquarium as it allows the arrival of creature such as sea squirts and tube worms, which grow from plankton, but it can sometimes affect the clarity of the water.

Kids will really enjoy the touch pool, where they are encouraged to handle creatures such as starfish and crabs under expert supervision.

There is more at this little aquarium than meets the eye, so do take the time to have a good look in each tank to spot creatures such as Conger Eels in the deep wrecks and lobsters and crabs lurking in the corners!

This is a good chance to learn about the fascinating creatures, which inhabit UK waters as the majority of the fish in the aquarium have been obtained from local fishermen. They also try to use local sources for the fish food.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Town Quay, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AT, England


Click here to visit Fowey Aquarium's website
07815 840467

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Saturday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:00

February Half Term - March
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:00

April - May
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

June - July
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - late

September - October
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £4.00
Kids (3-13): £2.50
Under 3's: Free
Family from £12.00

More Information


An old fashioned aquarium

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 17.09.15

Not huge, slick, glossy or expensive. A family can go round this small but perfectly formed aquarium for under a tenner and get a glimpse of local marine wildlife. For an added bonus, it's in Fowey which is the nicest Cornish town you wouldn't think to visit.