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Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions

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110-112 North Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS, England
+44 1629 583624
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Quirky & good value.

I’ve been here as a kid & it fascinated me then. It has a bit of a tacky seaside feel, especially... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debbie L
via mobile
took 1/2 hr

i had read the reviews but i was quite fascinated by the hot water source and petrification falls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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The Aquarium and Exhibitions are located in a wonderful Victorian building in the centre of Matlock Bath, this is a popular collection of unique attractions for all the family to visit and enjoy.As well as our fascinating Aquarium that houses over 50 species of fish there is :• One of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe.• The Thermal Pool which is the home of our famous Carp collection. • The site of the only remaining 'Petrifying well' in Matlock Bath. • A beautiful worldwide Gemstone & Fossil display.• A wonderful trip down memory lane in our 'Past Times in Matlock Bath' Exhibition.• A private collection of Goss and Crested China. totaling over 1,700 pieces. • We also offer a fish sales, rescue and re housing service.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“koi carp” (41 reviews)
“feed the fish” (19 reviews)
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110-112 North Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS, England
+44 1629 583624
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here as a kid & it fascinated me then. It has a bit of a tacky seaside feel, especially as it’s above an amusement arcade, but that adds to its odd charm! It was only about £3 to enter, so don’t expect hi-tech...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

i had read the reviews but i was quite fascinated by the hot water source and petrification falls. i needn't have bothered. the prices were higher than advertised on their website, so just over £13 for a family, so not too much, but still

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely wander around the aquarium picking out familiar fish and understanding about new ones! Great little walk around and enjoyable too! Straight out into amusements where you can enjoy the arcades or continue a walk around matlock. Great for your money

Thank MRicho1994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matlock Bath gets its name from the natural thermal springs in the area. The aquarium used to be a Victorian swimming bath (now converted into the Koi Carp pool) and then someone had the additional idea of using the constantly flowing warm water to have...More

Thank Kelvin J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were interested to go in to the aquarium to see the spa bath. The aquarium was very small !but the price reflected that, and although the fish tanks don’t take long to wander through, there is good information about the sea life and where...More

Thank robertas916
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure it's worth the £3.50 each but if you're out and about in Matlock Bath it's with half an hour. The site of the original hot springs, the koi carp pool on the site of the old swimming club, and the hologram gallery make...More

Thank SmileyJohn_1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this with 1st Hainault Air Scouts (11 -13) as part of a longer visit to the area. There are three main parts: the aquarium, the holograms and the koi pool. We spent about an hour here and enjoyed all the sections. Our Scouts...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I had acted on the negative reviews on here I wouldn't have gone to this place. Glad I ignored them - what do people expect for £3.30? Negative comments on here seem to be from people who want to tear round in 10 minutes...More

3  Thank raggersparkin
Reviewed 5 October 2017

great place to go for a quick look around and feeding the fish great for being on a budget nice been there lots of times

Thank sharon j
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite all time attractions in matlock. I remember visiting throughout my childhood. Don't go in with high expectations, it's a just a small aquarium, but I love it. The BIG fish pool is my fave, so load up on your...More

2  Thank macciwoo
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Helen F
8 September 2017|
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Response from stewart l | Reviewed this property |
A definite yes. We took our cocker spaniel and toy poodle with us when we visited
18 March 2017|
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Response from pete w | Property representative |
There is a pay and display car park at the train station at the northern end of the village. Full details can be found on our website