Lakes Aquarium

Location : Newby Bridge
Grid Ref : SD 378873

Lakeside, Newby Bridge, LA12 8AS. Tel 015395 30153.
Email: [email protected]



At Lakeside, on the southern end of Englands largest lake, Windermere, you can discover in over 30 displays the fascinating and often secret world of wildlife and freshwater creatures dwelling in and alongside these magnificent waters.


A dramatic mountain-top waterfall marks the start of the journey, leading down a moorland stream complete with salmon. Next you will see the otters before moving on to see nocturnal life on the riverbank.

You will see several varieties of trout, the pike, and Windermere’s elusive char. Finally you will see the freshwater fish of the estuary, and the seawater inhabitants of the bay, including rays and sharks from around our coast.


The aquarium is at the Lakeside Pier, where you can arrive by boat from Waterhead or Bowness, or you could come on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. There is ample parking.
There is a gift shop within the aquarium, and a restaurant on the Pier with panoramic views of Windermere.
2020 Admission prices:
Adult: £7.50
Child: £5.50
2020 Opening times:
‘The health of our aquarium family, which includes our visitors, staff and animals, is our top priority. In light of the most recent advice from Public Health England and the government, we will be temporarily closing the Lakes Aquarium effective immediately, until further notice’.
10:00 – 16:30
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