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.....Welcome to IFOCAS. It is now 2015, our 15th birthday. We have a membership group for every fishkeeper, group, business and aquarist, whether individual or commercial.........If fishkeeping is your speciality then we are  sure you will find something of interest to you on our site. All  world directories of clubs and aquatic bodies are just one click  away, but while you are here why not join us - it's really  easy.... There has been a slight delay in uplisting new members details recently due to the sheer volume of new members - but do not worry - if you have received your entry codes you are a member even if the public listing is a little delayed

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List of Aquaria and Interpretation Centres open to the public displaying marine life. This list was originally compiled by Andy Horton of the BMLSS but has since been modified and updated by the IFOCAS group on 21/1/2001.

ALPHABETICAL ORDER (entries marked with an asterisk * are not confirmed as still presenting marine life displays)


 
Anglesey Sea Zoo, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, WALES 01248 430411
Anstruther Fishing Museum *  
Axmouth Sea Discovery Centre, Devon (east)  Web Site 01297 24774
Beaumaris Marine World, Anglesey  
Birdworld and Underwater World, Holt Pound, Nr.Farnham, SURREY  
Birmingham Sea Life Centre 0121 6436777
Blackpool Sea Life Centre 01253 22445
Blackpool Tower Aquarium, Promenade, Blackpool, LANCASHIRE  Marine displays are tropical
Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port, CHESHIRE  
Bournemouth Water Zoo * 01202 295393
Bournemouth Oceanarium 01202 311993
Brighton Sea Life Centre 01273 604234
Bristol City Museum (incl. Aquarium) 0117 9222 3571
Bristol Zoo Aquarium, Zoological Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, AVON  
Brixham Aquarium, The Quay , Brixham, DEVON *  
Carnegie Aquarium, Zoological Gardens, Corstophine, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND  
Cheddar Aquarium, Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar, SOMERSET  
Chester Zoo Aquarium   01244 380 280
Clacton "Living Ocean" 01255 421115
Colchester Zoo and Aquarium, Stanway Hall, Colchester, ESSEX  
Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, CORNWALL  
Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, OXFORDSHIRE  
Exeter Sea Horse Nature Aquarium closed, now at  National Aquarium, Plymouth
Exmouth Aquarium, The Esplanade, Exmouth, DEVON  
Forest Hill, SE London, Horniman's Museum 0181 699 2339
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre 01493 330631
Guernsey Aquarium, La Valette, St. Peter Port. GUERNSEY 01481 723301
Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Cornwall  
Hastings Sea Life Centre 01424 718776
Hunstanton Sea Life Centre 01485 533 576
Jersey, Fort Regent, St. Helier  
Kew Gardens (for Seaweeds)  
Kimmeridge Bay Interpretation Centre, Dorset 
(with live underwater video camera)
 
Liverpool Museum Aquarium 0151 207 0001
Logan Fish Pond Marine Life Centre, Port Logan, Stranraer  01776 860300
London Zoo Aquarium 0207 722 3333
London Aquarium, South Bank 0207 967 8000
Looe Aquarium, The Quay, East Looe, CORNWALL  Very limited opening
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, The Cobb, Lyme Regis, DORSET No telephone (land line)
Macduff Marine Aquarium, Banff, SCOTLAND 01261 833369
Mallaig Marine World, W Scotland  
Maryport Aquaria, South Quay, Maryport, CUMBRIA  
Mevagissey Aquarium,  The Quay, Mevagavissey, CORNWALL 01726 843305
Millport Biological Station, Cumbrae 0147 553 581
Newquay Sea Life Centre, Cornwall  
Oban Sea Life Centre, W Scotland  
Paignton Aquarium, South Quay, The Harbour, Paignton,DEVON  
Paignton Zoo and Aquarium, Totnes Road, Paignton, DEVON  
Penzance Aquarium, Cornwall 01736 64857
Plymouth Marine Biological Assoc. of the UK Not Public 
Plymouth:  National Aquarium , Sutton Harbour,    Link to Official Site Tel: 01752 600301
Poole Harbour Aquarium, Dorset  
Portaferry "Exploris" Aquarium, N Ireland 012477 28062
Portsmouth Sea Life Centre 01705 734461
Queensferry  "Deep Sea World", 
North Fife, Nr Forth Bridge, Scotland   Link to Official Site
01383 411 880
Robertson Museum and Aquaria, UMBA, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae  
Rhyl Sea Life Centre, N Wales  
Scarborough Sea Life Centre 01723 376125
Seahouses Aquarium, Northumberland *  
Sealife Aquarium, Maes Artro Touris centre, Llanbedr, Barmouth, WALES  
SEALIFE CENTRES (10 local ones) National Sealife Centre, Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, BIRMINGHAM      Others in; Connell, Argyllshire. /  Southsea /   Southend-on-Sea / Great Yarmouth / Hastings / Hunstanton    
Skyreburn Aquarium, Scotland closed
St. Andrews Sea Life Centre, Scotland 01334 74786
St. David's Marine Life Centre, SW Wales 01437 721665
St. David's Oceanarium, SW Wales   Link to Official Site 01437 720453
Southport Zoo and Aquarium, Princess Park, Southport, LANCS  
Southampton Zoological Gardens, HAMPSHIRE  
Swansea Aquarium, SW Wales *  
Tenby "Silent World" Aquarium, SW Wales 01834 844498
Torquay "Aqualand", Beacon Quay, Torquay, Devon  
Tropical World, Canal Gardens, Roundhay Park, Leeds  
Tynemouth Sea Life Centre, NE England  
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Coastal Visitors Centre 01983 855400
Wembury Marine Centre, Devon  Interpretation Centre 01752 862538
Weston-super-Mare Sea Life Centre, Somerset 01934 613361
Weymouth Sea Life Centre, Dorset 01305 788255
Whitstable Oyster & Fishery Exhibition 01227 272003
Windemere "Aquarium of the Lakes" 015395 30153
Yarmouth, Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium, Isle of Wight  Official Web Site 01983  760283
Bolton Museum Aquarium  (no marine species) 01204 332200

 

EIRE  (Entries are incomplete)


"Ocean's Alive", Letterfrack, Co. Clare  Open  Easter 1999
Dingle Sea Life Centre, Bray  
Fenit Sea World, Co. Galway 00 + 353 66 36544
Galway  (at planning stage, February 1999)  
Irish National Aquarium, Dingle, Co. Kerry  
Lahinch Sea World
http://www.lahinchseaworld.com/
00 + 065 81900
Wicklow Bay Sea Life Centre, Co. Kerry 
(The Old National Aquarium)
 

 

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