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Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre

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Keel | Crumpaun, Achill Island F28 TX49, Ireland
+353 98 43292
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Fantastic!

This is our second visit in a month! Absolutely brilliant little amenity, the staff are so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tedlious
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County Mayo
via mobile
Well worth a visit!

Our campsite host recommended a visit to the aquarium & they were right, we had a fantastic time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorscal
,
Dublin, Ireland
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The Achill Experience contains an Aquarium, an exhibition on Island life, a Replica deserted village boley house complete with artifacts of the era, an art exhibition and a History Room as well as an audio visual room showing documentaries covering historical information from Achills past. It is a great all weather facility, ideal for people of all ages, families and school groups. There is also a stand alone Gift Shop.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea life” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Keel | Crumpaun, Achill Island F28 TX49, Ireland
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+353 98 43292
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"sea life"
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"scallops"
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"gift shop"
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"star fish"
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"explained everything"
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"asking questions"
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"deserted village"
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"his knowledge"
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"small place"
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"great for kids"
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"hard life"
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"tom"
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"tanks"
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"starfish"
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"exhibition"
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"history"
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"enthralled"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is our second visit in a month! Absolutely brilliant little amenity, the staff are so knowledgeable in the aquarium and very hands on with the exhibits. And also really lovely people! There's a lovely gift shop to browse. We've learned more each visit than...More

Thank Tedlious
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our campsite host recommended a visit to the aquarium & they were right, we had a fantastic time. From the guy at the desk filling us in on everything, to the portraits of local children from almost 100 years ago, then on to the short...More

Thank Lorscal
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Bernadette C, Saloes & Marketing Co-ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review - We are delighted that you all enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I revisited Achill Island with a party of 18 members of the Ballyhaunis Active Retirement Association, and we made our first trip to the new Achill Experience Visitors Centre and we're so glad we did. It's just brimmed full of things of interest and staffed...More

Thank Mary Maureen H
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Bernadette C, Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review, we are delighted your group enjoyed their visit we enjoyed hosting your group and would be delighted to see you all again

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Achill many times but this was my first visit to the aquarium - amazing experience! The staff really make this place and give a very interactive experience that my children will talk about for years to come. It is much smaller than...More

Thank A01fe
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Bernadette C, Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Aoife for your lovely Review - we always say what we lack in size we make up for in enthusiasm and all our staff like to ensure that all our visitors no matter what age, leave with more knowledge than they arrived and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but perfect aquarium . Wonderful welcome off last in shop and Tom in aquarium is very passionate about his job. We were only in there so he explained all fish and fab stories about memo and dory . The kids loved the star fish...More

Thank Hannah E
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Bernadette C, Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Hannah, thank you for your lovely review, we really love to get great feedback as Tom and all the staff work so hard to make sure that all our visitors enjoy their visit, Thank You.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the aquarium today with our young kids. It’s a small setup but was a lovely experience. The lady at the desk was very friendly and Tom was so informative and nice. We went away feeling happy and educated. Kids got very excited...More

Thank odriscollkaty
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Bernadette C, Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments, we feel that our size is an advantage as we can really give a more personal experience to our visitors and if our visitors leave happy and more informed then we are happy.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience this was. Enhanced by the delightful John, whose explanations of the sea creatures was so interesting. Would recommend to any age group. Achill Island is richer fir this relatively new experience.

Thank swampysal
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Bernadette C, Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we will see you again soon

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us visited this venue Saturday 19th May while on tour of the island. Lovely souvenir and gift shop with small aquarium containing 16 tanks with various sea creatures. Greeted by lovely young lady in reception, information in the aquarium provided by guide Tom,...More

Thank Anne Marie S
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Bernadette C, Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Anne Marie for taking time to review The Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Tom is very passionate about sealife and loves to pass on his knowledge.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Warm welcome at the desk, meet a lad then showed us the tanks gave lots of information made it very interesting bita crack with him to, very friendly definitely would go back!!

Thank Niamh H
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Bernadette C, Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you Niamh for taking time out to post a review, we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself and we would love to see you return

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is small aquarium, specializing in the types of sealife occurring nearby. Live examples are kept small, due too the size of their tanks, but I was told that the school classes really like the trip. And the guide does a good job showing you...More

Thank chacochaos
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Bernadette C, Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for taking time to leave a review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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