Macduff Marine Aquarium

Family Attraction and Activity in Aberdeenshire

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The Moray Firth is a haven for wildlife and at Macduff Marine Aquarium you will come face to face with all kinds of sea creatures that live beneath the steely blue Moray Firth waters.

The aquarium’s exhibits lead you from the coast, where you can explore the estuaries and the rocky shores, and then to the underwater world of the kelp reef.

See the unique kelp reef exhibit – the only one of its kind in the UK. At the sea lab, see hardy seashore critters up close and observe baby sharks in the shark hatchery, before heading out to the deep reef and the seafloor.

Grab a fish finder leaflet at reception and see if you can spot all the different animals as you explore the aquarium.

The gift shop is a treasure trove of gifts to suit everyone – from kids’ pocket money toys to sea-themed souvenirs. Ice creams and cold drinks are sold here too.

Owned and operated by Live Life Aberdeenshire, part of Aberdeenshire Council, Macduff Marine Aquarium aims to promote awareness, enjoyment and stewardship of the Moray Firth marine environment in an entertaining and educational way.


  • Adult £8.60
  • Child (age 5-15) £5.20
  • Child (age 3-4) £3.45

Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, Macduff, AB44 1SL


1st April – 31st Oct 2023

Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Weekends 11am-5pm


1st Nov – 31st March 2024

Saturday to Wednesday 11am – 4pm (closed Thursday and Friday)

The Northern Highlight Pass is valid only for full adult and child admission tickets – not valid with any other offer.

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Northern Highlights Discounted Sightseeing Pass Offer:

20% Off Macduff Marine Aquarium with a Northern Highlights Sightseeing Pass

20% off Standard Admissions at the Award winning Macduff Marine Aquarium

Scotland’s largest bay, the Moray Firth teems with life and it’s all on show at this fascinating aquarium!

Discover hundreds of local sea creatures in exciting displays, including the unique kelp reef.

Observe baby sharks in the shark hatchery.

Enjoy an audio tour, kids’ quizzes along with a great gift shop.

The enthusiastic staff will make sure you have a ‘fin-tastic’ visit!

When you purchase your Northern Highlights Pass please  present your card on admission to receive your discount before you make your payment.

"Deceptive from the outside with lots to see and do inside. You’ll spend longer than you think you might with so many things to see..."

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