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“worth the money! ”

Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“worth the money! ”
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

me n the fella thought we'd try it out (tongue in cheek!) but its a lovely little place. ..I especially liked feeding the massive carp which made kissy noises as they slurped up the food 50p a portion...the aquarium had quite a few fish in which was unexpected, plus there was the calcifying spring which turns t get ings to stone and finally the hologram museum some of which are immense!...bit random but still...well worth the few quid!

Thank Katie D
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English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great value for family entertainment”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Lovely little aquarium in the centre of matlock bath. Only cost just over a tenner for 4 people. Tropical fish, marine fish and large pond with carp that you can feed. Also included in the price is the hologram gallery. Good fun for 1 to 2 hours.

Visited January 2014
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Defiantly worth the entrance fee. Great value for money in a central part of the village.”
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit with friends. Was interesting and worth the £2.90 entrance fee. Liked the holograms but think maybe needs updating with some new pics as I came many years ago and it looked unchanged. The aquarium was interesting and the fish, on the whole, looked healthy but I felt some tanks a tad small for the amount of fish in but generally a nice afternoons visit.

Visited December 2013
Thank Loubie C
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Stairs made it look not wheelchair friendly, but the staff were very helpful and carried the wheelchair up all the steps. The hologram displays were amazing. The other exhibits were well worth seeing too.

Visited August 2013
Thank JannieReading
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great for old and young alike!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Matlock Bath, is like a old fashioned sea sued resort without the sea, quaint shops and eating places and an aquarium which is not over priced by today's standards, they have some great aquatic displays and I particular
Y liked the large koi pond where you can feed the large fish and gaze at them in amazement!
The holographic art display is an added bonus, due to the displays being quite high level it is better if children are taller though.
All in all an excellent part of the entertainment you can have in Matlock Bath and would recommend it.

Visited May 2013
Thank sunshinesmiley
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