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Ilfracombe Aquarium

  • Address: The Old Lifeboat House, The Pier
  • Postcode: EX34 9EQ
  • Telephone: 01271 864533
  • About:

    *Local Aquatic Exhibits *Pier Café with Harbour View Deck *Funky Fish Gift Shop*

    'Celebrating over 15 years - est.2001'

    This exciting, award winning, all weather, fun, educational attraction provides a fascinating insight into the watery world of North Devon... The aquarium offers Local Aquatic Exhibits showcasing a diverse collection of animals displayed within beautifully recreated natural habitats.

    Complimentary childrens' quizzes following fun trails are offered on entry.
    Friendly, caring, knowledgeable staff are on hand throughout too to help.

    The aquarium also offers the Funky Fish Gift Shop where a great range of good value, unusual aquatic themed gifts can be purchased. The Pier Café provides a wide variety of delicious, sensibly priced, quality products available to enjoy in a relaxing and beautiful harbourside environment.

    New for 2017
    Exciting New Exhibits and enhanced café space with Café Deck; providing stunning elevated views of the harbour, Verity & St. Nicholas' Chapel in a sheltered, sun-trap.
    Free WIFI.

    Admission 2017
    Adults (16+)-£4.75 Child (3-15yrs.)-£3.75
    Seniors (65+)/Student (with NUS card)-£4.25
    Family (2 ad + 2 ch)-£16.00
    Family (2 ad + 3 ch*)-£19.50
    Family (1 ad + 3 ch*)-£15.00
    Grandparents (2 sen + 2 ch*)-£15.00

    *any additional children with family groups discounted to £3.50 each.

    Concession rates * Annual membership * Group rates * Fun, educational exhibit tours *
    * Birthday party hosting * Venue hire * Exhibit design, consultation and commission service
    * Special requests accommodated.

    *Local Aquatic Exhibits
    *Funky Fish Gift Shop
    *Pier Café with sheltered outside seating.
    *Café deck with unrivalled harbour views & sun trap.
    * Convenient Parking
    * Picturesque harbour- side location
    * Large child friendly pedestrian area.
    * Modern toilets
    * Disabled access throughout ground level * Coach dropping-off point
    * Free WIFI
    * Verity statue only 100m away!

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  • Opening times & hours:

    Opening Hours
    4th Feb - 10th Feb 10am - 1pm +
    11th Feb – 24th March 10am – 3pm +
    25th March -26th May 10am - 4pm +
    27th May – 21st July 10am - 5pm +
    22nd July -1st Sept 10am – 5.45pm +
    2nd Sept - 1st Oct 10am - 5pm +
    2nd Oct – 31st Oct 10am – 3.30pm +
    1st Nov onwards please check website or call for update. We could be closing for exciting exhibit developments. + indicates earliest time of closure we could close later.

  • Directions:

    Follow signs to Ilfracombe and then pick up brown directional signs to the seafront/harbour.

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