Matlock Bath Aquarium | Day Out With The Kids

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Matlock Bath Aquarium

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Aquariums

Attraction Information

A Victorian building, surrounded by beautiful countryside is home to Matlock Bath Aquarium. With seven attractions for the price of one, there’s so much more than fish.

See if you can spot Dory and Nemo and visit the terrapins in their brand new home, before dropping in on the thermal pool, which is where Koi Carp are currently being bred. Next stop is the petrifying well where objects gradually turned to stone after being sprayed with the thermal water.

If that’s not enough there’s one of the largest hologram displays in Europe, where images move and float in front of you, an extensive gemstone and fossil collection and over 1700 pieces of Goss and Crested China. Phew!  

So much to see and do!

  • Great value for money at just £2.90 per person!
  • Children under 4 go free
  • Open daily from Easter – end of October


Image copyright Ben Salter via Flickr / Image cropped slightly from original

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Opening hours

Easter - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
All Ages: £3.30
Under 5's: Free
Cash Only

Travel & Contact Information


110-112 North Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NS, England

Phone number

01629 583624



Click here to visit Matlock Bath Aquarium's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Pay and Display.

No, there are no toilets available.

There are toilets located at the northern end of the village, by the pedestrian lights, on the river side of the road, a short walk from the car park. 

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

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

Matlock Bath Aquarium has not told us about their dining options.

Matlock Bath Aquarium has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Due to the historic nature of the building they are unable to offer wheelchair access. Pushchairs are not permitted in the attraction.

Matlock Bath Aquarium has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an ATM available

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