PLEASE NOTE THE VISITOR CENTRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Riverwatch Aquarium and Visitor Centre is primarily used as an education resource for local school groups and community organisations. However, all visitors are welcome.
The Riverwatch Aquarium captures the journey of the river, the essence of the local environment and the variety of life through aquarium tanks, local video footage and displays.
At Riverwatch there are 7 different local habitats represented in the aquarium tanks which hold a great variety of native species. We have lobster, crabs, starfish, coalfish, blennies and lots of other unusual marine fish and crustaceans in our lough, deep sea and seashore tanks. There are sticklebacks, minnows, roach and other freshwater fish in the lake, river, canal and pond tanks. The tanks are an excellent visual resource and a window to a wonderful underwater world.
Activity packs have been developed to help younger visitors engage and understand these habitats and their inhabitants. Admission to the visitor centre is free.