The Aquarium, first established in 1952, is situated on the historic Fowey Town Quay and gives a  fascinating glimpse into the marine life found around the Cornish coast. Although the aquarium is small in size, our visitors are constantly amazed by the variety of marine creatures on display.

In addition to a wide range of fish – the majority sourced from local fishermen – from the tiny gobies and shannies from the shallows up to Conger eels which inhabit deep wrecks, there are various types of crabs and lobsters lurking in the corners!

Children will especially enjoy the touch pool where they can pick up a shore crab or have their fingers tickled by prawns.

“Incredible little place. We visited with our twin boys, one of whom is obsessed with crabs and sealife, so this attraction was a dream for him. Wonderful tanks with local and unusual creatures. The touch pool was amazing and the owner encouraged handling. A very interesting man who was very knowledgeable about all the species. Great value and a super little range of souvenirs too. Planning a return visit to fowey when we will frequent the aquarium lots” – Trip Advisor review, May 2014

Photograph by Ian McCarthy.