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 35 Elgin/Aberdeen via Coast. Call Traveline on 0871 2002233 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: £7.75
Child aged 3-4: £3.10
(under 3s are free, max 2 per adult)
Child aged 5-15: £4.65
Family: £22.40 (2 adults, 2 children)
Senior: £6.35

Tickets are valid all day.

Frequent visitor? Why not buy an annual ticket:

Adult Annual: £23.25
Child Annual: £13.65
Family Annual: £67.20 (2 adults, 2 children)

Contact the aquarium for details of our special admission rates for groups of 10 or more. Adults with special needs are entitled to one free accompanying carer admission and those on a low income are eligible for concession rates (proof will be needed).

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

Opening Hours

The aquarium is currently closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 outbreak


28th March to 31st October 2020
Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am-5pm


1st November to 31st March 2021
Saturday to Wednesday: 11am-5pm (closed Thursday and Friday)

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.

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