Situated on Aberdeenshire's scenic coast in the traditional fishing town of Macduff, Macduff Marine Aquarium sits right on the shore of the Moray Firth, Scotland’s largest bay.

The aquarium is on the High Shore of Macduff, just east of the Harbour. There is a large car park with space for coaches. 

By Road
From Aberdeen, take the A947 through Dyce, Old Meldrum and Turriff. Turn off for Macduff and follow the signs past the harbour to the aquarium. Travel time: 1 hour. From Fraserburgh, take the A98 which goes right through Macduff. Turn off at the Plough Inn, before you reach the harbour, and follow the signs for the aquarium. Travel time: 40 minutes. From Elgin, take the A96 until Fochabers and join the A98 towards Fraserburgh. Go through Banff and on to Macduff. Pass the harbour and turn left, following the signs for the aquarium. Travel time: 50 minutes

By Bus
From Aberdeen or Elgin – take the bus number 305 Elgin/Aberdeen via Coast. Call Traveline on 0870 6082608 for times.

Sat Nav: AB44 1SL; Latitude: 57.67; Longitude: -2.48

Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL, Tel: 01261 833369

Admission Prices

Adult: £7.25
Child aged 3-4: £2.90
(under 3s are free, max 2 per adult)
Child aged 5-15: £4.25 
Family: £21.75 (2 adults, 2 children over 5)
Senior: £5.95

Tickets are valid all day.

Contact the aquarium for details of our special admission rates for groups of 10 or more. Carers of people with special needs and those on a low income are eligible for concession rates (proof will be needed). If you are a frequent visitor, you should also ask about our annual tickets.

The building is all on one level and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Disabled-access toilets and baby changing facilities are available.

Opening Hours


1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019 Saturday to Wednesday: 11am-4pm (closed on Thursday and Friday)

Festive Season - open as Winter EXCEPT:

OPEN: 24th, 31st December: 11am-3pm  

CLOSED: 25th, 26th December and 1st, 2nd January 2019 

OPEN: Thursday 27th, Friday 28th December and Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th January


1st April to 31st October 2019
Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am-5pm

Last admissions at 4.30pm

Food and Drink

Drinks, sweets and ice creams are available in the gift shop and there are picnic benches outside.

There are many places to eat locally and our staff are happy to help with information on where to go - your all day aquarium ticket means you can pop out for lunch or a snack and come back later.

No food or drink is allowed within the aquarium.