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The Marine Station houses a small public museum and aquarium, named in honour of David Robertson. The museum exhibits illustrate the history of marine science, features of the marine environment, local marine habitats and examples of current research at the Marine Station. The Station also houses part of the Robertson Collection — a comprehensive collection of specimens of the fauna of the Clyde Sea-Area. The aquarium displays the beauty and diversity of living marine creatures from the area.
We are open Monday to Friday to the public from 10am-4pm and on selected weekends during school holidays and bank holidays.
Under 3s free
Based on the Isle of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde accessible by a regular RORO ferry taking only 10 minutes. The mainland ferry terminal at Largs has a bus service that connects with the ferry and there is a stop outside the Marine Station (journey time 10 min).
The Robertson Museum and Aquarium showcases many of the species found in Scottish coastal waters. All the animals in the aquarium are caught by students during surveying work or caught by hand during diving and snorkelling trips. Water is pumped directly from the sea into the tanks which brings with it naturally occuring nutrients and food particles for the animals to feed on, creating an environment which closely resembles the animals natural habitat. We keep our animals in the aquarium for a maximum of three weeks before they are released safely back to the sea.
Why not join us and learn a little more about the weird and wonderful creatures that live in our coastal waters.