Mevagissey Aquarium is a quirky family attraction in Mevagissey, and it’s housed in a former lifeboat station just off the quay. Entry to the aquarium is free, although a donation is recommended from adults, and all profits from the aquarium go to maintenance of the harbour.
This is an indoor attraction that enables visitors to get up close to some of the fish that call the local waters home, and although it’s not very big it’s good fun. The aquarium strives to bridge the gap between the public and the fishing industry on which the town has largely relied, and its emphasis on sealife from the local waters is a great way of giving children an insight into the town’s connection with the waters.
The staff are always on hand to chat about the creatures on display, and they’ve even been known to try and coax them out to the front of their tanks when they’re feeling a little shy – now that’s dedication!