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Lake District Coast Aquarium

South Quay, Maryport, CA15 8AB

Aquarium Open 10-5pm, Cafe 9-5pm, Gifts / Tackle 9-5pm 


Under 3s: Free / Kids 3-16 yrs £7.50   

Adults £13.50 / Seniors £12  

Family Discounts

*SPECIAL OFFER: Free 14-hole Crazy Golf with every aquarium entry ticket, saving £12 - make a full day of it! 

We are open all year, 7 days a week and only close for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Aquarium entry not needed for Cafe, Gift Shop, Tackle Shop and Playpark. Crazy Golf can also be bought separately.

"A hidden gem with free 14-hole crazy golf and adventure playground with our family discounted ticket. The kids loved the shark pool and SeaLab jelly fish, and we finished the day with a walk round the harbour. "  - Steve, Google Review, summer 2024



Our recently refurbished 14-hole Mini Golf course is great fun for all the family and free with each aquarium ticket, saving £12 on your day! Whether for fun or competition we're sure you'll enjoy the challenge.

The holes include jumps, rollercoasters and pinball tables, and take you on a scenic trail through our lovely gardens while testing your skill and luck all the way.

The course takes you outside around our building so you will have great chances to enjoy the view of the Solway while waiting for your turn. You'll also be able to peer into the harbour at trawlers heading out & returning from sea.

Starry Smoothound


Since first opening May 1997 we've had 24 years of fish filled fun! With daily fish feeding and talks at 12, 2pm and 3pm. we provide great chances to see our fish getting fed while learning new & interesting facts from one of our Aquarists, plus a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Your ticket will be valid all day for the date purchased, so you can come and go as you please. With over 75 displays we are constantly expanding and introducing new features to the aquarium and our surrounding attractions, such as the Piranha and SeaLab extensions. It's always a great time to visit Maryport Aquarium!



Our Nautical themed playpark is lots of fun. It features a children's zip wire, sinking boats, and a closed off area, safe for parents and toddlers.

The Adventure Playground is open during the working hours of the aquarium (9-5pm) and is free for all visitors.

Test your pilot skills on our Radio Controlled boats by maneuvering your boat around the various obstacles. We normally have six boats active, so you can have a peaceful cruise or race against your family around the pool.


The Treasure Trove is more than your average tourist attraction gift shop. Not only do we sell
soft toys, books, general toys, jewellery, magnets, postcards and sweets, we also offer homeware, greeting cards, gift wrap and bags. We have recently introduced a wide selection of candles , votives, wax melts, & accessories from the Heart & Home range.

Janet, Tracey, Kris & Claire have packed so many goodies into this magical emporium, you might get lost inside and never return! Whether it's a little something for a friend to say thank you for feeding the cat, or some fishy toys for the kids to remember their day by- we've got it covered.



Our café is part of the aquarium building but like the gift shop, mini golf and boat pool is
accessible to the general public, not just ticket holders. Vegan / Gluten free options.

Its location is amazing, with 'wide-screen' views overlooking the harbour and out across the Solway to Scotland on clear days. If the weather allows there are picnic tables and a patio, allowing us to seat 60+ customers at any one time, so we can cope with coaches too.

We serve a great cup of coffee, with regulars dropping in for a cappuccino and a fresh scone. We are non-smoking, accessible to wheelchairs, with high chairs for infants.



* If you want tackle advice please call the aquarium before making a long journey to check one of our advisors is in the building.

We recently extended our fishing tackle shop and it is fast becoming the West Coast's premiere drop in point for fresh rag and frozen bait, with tons of rods, reels and tackle for beach, boat and freshwater fishing. Our freezers are always stocked with black lug, squid, mackerel fillets, sandeel, bluey, razor, pike packs, lamprey and much more.

Our tackle selection grows by the day with cheap starter gear for every type of fishing, up to the very best rods and reels from Akios, Tronixpro, Savage Gear, Okuma and more.

*New in: Huge bass and LRF range with light rods, reels and hundreds of soft and hard lure options from Savage Gear and Sidewinder. Wide variety of tackle and seat boxes, landing nets, drop nets and boat nets. 

New range of quality boat rods including Savage Gear Nordic range. 

Lake District Coast Aquarium Visitor Comments 2020

We love to hear about your visit to the aquarium, golf course, cafe, playpark and giftshop, as it helps us keep up standards and improve our service. Recently we added free 14-hole Crazy Golf to the standard admission ticket, while our new SeaLab extension is proving popular.

""We stayed for lunch and I have to say the meal was lovely. Good selection of food and cakes and didn't have to wait too long even though it was really busy. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back"

Beverley Moore Apr 2024

"We popped here today and really enjoyed it, purchasing a family ticket. I wasn't sure what to expect but it exceeded expectations, with lots of different fish to see, lots of information to read, and our children were kept entertained for a couple of hours. There was a children's activity sheet to do, and near the end there was a little area with colouring sheets to do as well.


Esta-jane Middling Apr 2024

"Lovely day out with the family. No queuing at the time but not sure what it would be like during the Summer months. Cafe food was brilliant with gluten free food. Also crazy golf included in the aquarium tickets"

Joshua Town Apr 2024