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Matlock Bath Aquarium

& Exhibitions.

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Educational

History, Science, Art, Geography, Chemistry and Biology all under one roof

Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions are located in an old Victorian building that is steeped in history which makes this an ideal place for schools etc to visit.

The Aquarium is always a favourite place for all children to explore. Once the Victorian consulting rooms for Matlock Bath Hydro, it is now the home to our wide range of fish. We have had school art trips visit to do paintings and drawings of the fish. The fish fact sheets throughout the Aquarium give many important biology facts about the various species, like biggest, fastest, food requirements, what the various fins are called etc. Outside is the Thermal Pool, still with it's old iron roof girders spanning above.

The Holograms are an endless source of fascination and a great opportunity to see laser technology and science come together to produce some amazing images move and objects appear and disappear before your very eyes. A very comprehensive set of information sheets are also on display that explain the theory and science behind the making of different type of Holograms.

The Thermal spring is a chemistry haven for facts and figures. Just what dissolved minerals are in the water that turns items to stone in the Petrifying Well and why is the water at a constant 68 degrees ?

In addition to these is our 'Past Times in Matlock Bath' Exhibition, which is a wonderful collection of old photographs & information dating back as early as 1786 that tell a story of life gone by.
A host of information for any school history project.

Our worldwide collection of Fossils, Minerals and Gemstones are a great aid with geography work and rock formation, as well as local information about the mining of Blue John Stone.

The Goss and Crested China displays which are specific to Derbyshire, carry a history all of their own, with literature on hand to explain where and when it all started.

We offer a special discount rate for schools trip of £2.50 per person for groups of 20 or more, with one teacher free for every 10 paying students. An information pack is available on request please Contact us if this is required.

 


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