Tar, Féach, Foghlaim - Come, Look, Learn

The Achill Experience

Come on one of our famous tours of the aquarium

Look up close at life in Achill above and below the seas

Learn about our rich cultural heritage.

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Moving Fish
Moving Fish
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New Features, More Creatures
Same Amazing Achill Experience

Gnéithe Nua, Níos mó Créatúir an Taithí Iontach Achill Experience chéanna

All new and improved following a major expansion and refurbishment, Achill Experience is the perfect, indoor, family activity.

Our tours are known all over the world - informative, fun and interactive, you and your family will be guided through the sea-life in our extensive and varied tanks.

Whether you are new to Ireland, part of our wide diaspora, or live right here on Achill there is so much to learn about our rich, shared history in our Museum of Achill Life.

The building is fully wheelchair accessible, all features are under one roof and there's even a spot to get great coffee.

And be sure to book, especially in the summer when we get extremely busy.

Explore

Déan iniúchadh

Aquarium

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Experience Achill

Come, Look, Learn

Tar, Féach, Foghlaim

Achill has so much to offer – scenery, history, culture, and adventure are all here. 

Get a closer look at the beaches, the marine life and the mountains

Immerse yourself with the people, music and the language

This is the Achill Experience.

Aquarium & Museum

Uisceadán & Músaem

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Aquarium

Mayo's first and only aquarium is home to Irish-native and exotic creatures.

We run a successful shark breeding programme right here, but it's our fun and informative guided tours that really set us apart.

Museum

Explore the past as you delve into the rich heritage of Achill through our immersive museum experience.

We have tales covering centuries of history, important artwork made right here, and rare footage of Achill over the years. 

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School & Group Tours

Turais Scoile & Ghrúpa

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School Tours

Achill is the perfect destination for your school trip.

Educational, fun and awareness raising, our tour guides are highly experienced in leading large groups of children and older students.
Why not add a guided trip to the nearby Slievemore Deserted Village?

Group Visits

Group Visits

Explore Achill Experience as a group with the guidance of one of our experienced local experts.

Learn about the many creatures who call Achill Experience home, and take a self-guided trip through the museum.

We are very happy to link you to other local activity providers and make recommendations for places to see.

Lesser Spotted Catshark Pups
Short Spined Sea Scorpion
Charlie The White Lobster
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What You Get

Cad a fhaigheann tú

Shop

With local produce, clothing, jewellery, toys, books and much, much more, there is something for everyone and for every budget. Shop in person or online.

Baby Shark

Sponsor a Baby Shark

Support our breeding programme with the perfect gift for that fish-loving person in your life.

Testimonials

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Gift Voucher

Dearbhán Bronntanais

Friends or family planning a trip to Achill Experience? Why not give them the chance to experience Achill Island in the most sustainable way possible. You’ll just buy the voucher and...we’ll look after the rest.

Our Partners

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