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“Lovely day out :)”

Macduff Marine Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Macduff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From May to August 2017, Macduff Marine Aquarium will be closed for a major makeover of the central kelp reef exhibit. Come and see the exciting changes later this summer!
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely day out :)”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Was a lovely day out and very reasonably priced. £6 entry fee and you Gould go round as many times as you like. The marine life are amazing and the talk held at 2pm was so informative .. The guide really knew her stuff. Feeding time was also good. Very enjoyable.

Visited July 2014
Thank Michelle C
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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Educational Experience”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The aquarium looks small from the outside, but once inside it is jam packed with so much. Its a great educational experience for adults and children alike. It is easy to spend several hours here learning about the marine life along the Moray coast. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit - so much to see and learn about

Visited July 2014
Thank Sydneyperson
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Naples, Italy
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great little place”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Visited with my son (15) and daughter (10). We all enjoyed it. The tanks and displays are great for kids and adults. It is small but doesn't feel cramped. I liked being so close to the exhibits. My daughter would have stayed all day if we let her.

Visited June 2014
Thank lchristep
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Money taken then asked to leave the part where the big window was so they could explain to school kids about it !”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Was looking forward to going here , they took our money and didn't say there would be restrictions , on entering the room with the seating and huge widow in , we where asked to leave for 10 to 15 minutes and come back while they talked to some school kids ... Errr no I paid the same as them and wasn't hanging around in another room for them to finish , so we moved on and left disappointed and won't be back !

Visited June 2014
Thank sh41gh
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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Hi there - thank you so much for leaving feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you were moved on from a section of the aquarium - it is normally our policy to invite visitors to join in to listen to school talks. Without a dedicated classroom, we do find it difficult to provide a comprehensive education programme for the large number of schools that visit us, without negatively impacting on the experience of others in at the same time. Clearly we got it wrong on this occasion and can only apologise.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Amazing place!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was the first visit to Macduff Aquarium and it was absolutely amazing, much enjoyed by our little boy and us grown ups. It isn't a big place, but the main tank is so wonderfully placed and accessible, and the many other displays and tanks are so perfectly presented that it's such fun to explore. We went round three times and only left because we needed to get elsewhere for a certain time. The staff was very friendly, and even approached us when they had overheard we had been stuck finding a species on the fish finder sheet kids are given (sadly this particularly type of fish was no more).

Unfortunately we had visited the only day when there was no feeding by divers, so we'll definitely be back for that soon!

Visited June 2014
Thank MGS44
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