Following months of closure during lockdown, our popular north east visitor attraction Macduff Marine Aquarium has reopened its doors to the public.
Our aquarium team has been ensuring the welfare of the animals throughout the closure and have been working hard to make the aquarium safe for visitors and staff as we open again.
The fishy facility is now operating with social distancing measures in place. Visitor numbers within the building will also be limited so you will need to book ahead via an online booking system. This will allow you to select a specific time slot for your visit, preventing queues at the aquarium entrance.
Your visit may feel a bit different, for example our feed shows and talks will be suspended for now but we hope it will be just as much fun.
We have a new audio tour that can be streamed or downloaded in advance and our enthusiastic team will always be on hand to answer questions – from a safe distance.
A new one-way system will also encourage visitors to keep a safe distance from others whilst exploring the aquarium and rigorous cleaning and hygiene measures will be in place.
During your visit you will also be able to enjoy two new developments at the aquarium supported by the Friends of Macduff Marine Aquarium. These include a stunning new digital introduction to the Moray Firth and a creatively themed exhibit about the deep sea, focussing on the deep Southern Trench of the Moray Firth and rounding off the aquarium’s habitat trail.
The aquarium will be open daily from Tuesday, July 28 – 10am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays and 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Last admissions will be at 4pm.