New aquarium for Falmouth

Four-storey townhouse turned into undersea exhibit

Author: Pat
17th July 2012
 

Picture of the Falmouth Aquarium

Next time you’re in Cornwall and your dive weekend is blown out, why not visit the Falmouth Aquarium instead?

The new underwater exhibition centre opens its doors to the public this august.

creatures local to the Cornish coast

Located in the middle of Falmouth town centre, the Aquarium is spread over three storeys and stuffed with marine creatures from across the globe.

A fresh shipment of coral (where does that come from?!) has just arrived today, in fact. Living alongside this familiar organism will be seahorses, frogfish, clownfish and a few eels.

On the second floor, divers will appreciate the tanks hosting creatures local to the Cornish seas. There’s a reconstruction of the local Helford river, along with ‘under the pier’ and ‘rocky shore’ exhibits.

The display centres around ‘a large sea porpoise skeleton’, no less.

Falmouth Aquarium won’t only be for frustrated divers or families on a summer’s day out. Students from Falmouth Marine School will be able to use the building as a dedicated laboratory whilst furthering their marine science education.

Local studies are currently looking at the Cornish Basking Shark population and Westcountry fishing practices, for example.

The Aquarium will open next month at 23 Church St, Falmouth. Adult tickets will cost £4.50, with the centre open daily from 10:00 am until 5pm.

 
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