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Fowey Aquarium

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Fowey
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Aquariums

Attraction Information

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.

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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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

07815 840467



Click here to visit Fowey Aquarium's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Fowey Aquarium has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Fowey Aquarium has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Fowey Aquarium is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Fowey Aquarium have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Fowey Aquarium has not told us if they are dog friendly.


An old fashioned aquarium 4 out of 5 stars

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.

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