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“Fun & fish! ”

Matlock Bath Aquarium & exhibitions
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. Great Value for money as all these attractions are included in our entry charge of just £2.90 per person. Children aged 4 and under are free.
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fun & fish! ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit and entry fee was just right.
Central location in Matlock bath. Fish and tanks look good but could do with an update.

Great fun feeding the koi outside.

Rather small so perfect for short attention spans of the little ones.

Thank bernie_yorkshire
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English first
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“worth the money! ”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great value for family entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank Dazandelise12
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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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.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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