Mull Aquarium


Taigh Solais, Ledaig, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6NR

    Visit the wee Mull Aquarium making a big splash as Europe’s only catch and release exhibit. Even the fish come to visit!

    About us

    The Mull Aquarium is part of the Tobermory Harbour Association, a not-for-profit community enterprise. All profits are re-invested into the harbour facilities to benefit both the local community and our visitors. The Aquarium provides an exciting, informative and interactive experience for both adults and children, demonstrating the life of Tobermory community's working harbour and local waters.

    What's here

    Our marine tanks are stocked with an array of sea creatures from Tobermory Bay and the waters surrounding Mull.  We do not keep the sea creatures we find; after just 4 weeks, we return them to the sea and then restock the aquarium with new and different animals. This is what we call 'borrowing from the sea'.

    The huge variety of interactive displays also demonstrate the activities and life in, on and around Tobermory Bay and the Sound of Mull.

    We show a variety of films throughout the day in our 20 seated digital cinema room. The films range from wildlife documentaries to RNLI safety and many other films of local and national interest. See our website for special film screenings thought the season.

    Have you ever wanted to hold a crab or touch a starfish?

    Our touch pool area gives children (and any willing adults too of course) the chance to have a hands on experience. We don't expect the creatures to communicate for themselves so knowledgeable staff members are always available to discuss ideas and answer questions.

    We like to involve our visitors in all aspects of our day to day operations, so you may be invited to feed or even help release our creatures back into the ocean.


    Throughout the summer we run a number of events including harbour tours, family craft activities, meet the experts talks and our Marine Week celebration. Please see our website for full details.

    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    3 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Open 9.30 - 5.00 daily


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Public Toilet Facilities Toilets are 20p per person

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 6
      • There is a handrail by the steps
    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the ramp


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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