Welcome to

Lake District Coast Aquarium


JULY 19, 2021 Covid Update: In order to reduce chances of Covid transmission, this business will continue to require all visitors to the Aquarium, Gift Shop, Cafe, and Fishing Tackle shop to wear face masks until further notice. These measures are in addition to multiple hand sanitizing stations, one-way routing, and fresh air ventilation already in place. Thank you for your cooperation which is vital as we try to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Aquarium Open 10-5pm   Under 3s: Free   3yrs+£6   Adults(16+) £9.50   Seniors £8.50   Family Discounts

*SPECIAL OFFER: Free 14-hole Crazy Golf with every aquarium entry ticket bought - 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 2020

"SO MUCH TO DO... A FULL DAY PACKED WITH ADVENTURE!"

14-HOLE GOLF COURSE

Our recently refurbished 14-hole Mini Golf course is great fun for all the family and free with each aquarium ticket! 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.

STUNNING DISPLAYS

Since first opening May 1997 we've had 24 years of fish filled fun! With daily fish feeding and talks (not during Covid restrictions unfortunately) 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 latest SeaLab extension. It's always a great time to visit Maryport Aquarium!

ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

R/C BOAT POND

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.

TREASURE TROVE GIFTS

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.

CAFE & TAKE-AWAY

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.

THE 'TACKLE SHED'

We recently extended our fishing tackle shop (just before lockdown 2020!) and it is fast becoming the West Coast's premiere drop in point for fresh frozen bait, with tons of tackle for sea and freshwater fishing. Our freezers are generally always stocked full, 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 the pier, and up to 14-foot beachcasters, quality reels and braid. We do deals on rod & reel combos and always stock a wide selection of rigs, weights and hooks. If you can't find what you need, let us know and Will will sort it!

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.

"The experience was lovely despite covid restrictions. Everything was clean and antibacterial foam was available throughout. Lots of sealife to see throughout. The staff were very informative and pleasant :)"

Natalie Lawson

"Nice place, well looked after fish, educational displays, good social distancing measures at the start and masks are required, though people tend to crowd together very close in some areas such as the ray tank."

Sophie Brown

"We had a lovely afternoon there it has a lot of variety of fish and crustacean, it's a lot bigger than it looks on the outside. Friendly and helpful staff, good value for money and you can go in and out on the same day on your tickets plus the added bonus of a game of mini golf, it also has a small gift shop and cafe."

Theresa Fryer