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Robertson Museum and Aquarium

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Improvement needed

We visited whilst staying at the adjacent field studies centre. There was not much to see although... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison C
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Bike ride around Cumbrae with son

Having not cycled around Isle of Cumbrae before, I decided to take my son during his school break... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
BeenHereTwice
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Marine Parade, Millport KA28 0EG, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited whilst staying at the adjacent field studies centre. There was not much to see although some of the activities in the museum were interesting. Could do with a little bit of tlc. Not really worth the money paid.

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with lots of interesting things to see so pleased to see it still open after our first visit about 40 years ago when they had deep belfast sinks with crabs etc in them.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has huge potential. When we went it was explained that they were in the middle of doing the aquariums up so will visit once this is completed not a lot to see today but as I said a lot more could be done...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Having not cycled around Isle of Cumbrae before, I decided to take my son during his school break. We dusted off the bikes, packed a lunch and headed for the train to Largs to get the Loch Shira across. I spent a bit of time...More

1  Thank BeenHereTwice
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of a nostalgia trip to the island. The original site has been carefully updated with a small display of the history of its key players and their role in developing marine biology as a science. The live displays are well kept and...More

1  Thank banskoman
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I know Cumbrae is a small island but I wouldn't call this place museum/aquarium. We found the place closed even if it said reopen 13.30 (was 13.45), so we had a look around and we got chased by staff and at that point we could...More

2  Thank Micol I
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Visited the Robertson Museum and Aquarium which on the whole was disappointing. Whilst the museum had quite a few interesting pictures and exhibits the aquarium was very poor with poor variety of sealife on show and almost every tank contained the same species. Would'nt go...More

1  Thank tabamba
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Not large but a nicely laid out aquarium with well annotated displays. The museum room tells a fascinating story and places Millport in context in marine biology.

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A must for all marine biologists. Very interesting and lots of great research carried out there, Well worth a visit when on the island.

Thank Con42
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The aquarium was full of amazing things. Everything in the sea was in those tanks. Amazing starfish crabs amazing! We watched the going on for ages.

1  Thank Scott D
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Response from FSCMillport | Property representative |
There is a service bus that drops you off and picks you up right next to the aquarium and museum. The service bus runs both ways, so you can stop on your way from the ferry or on the way back from the centre of Millport. The... More
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