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Liverpool Weekend (Day Three) – Aquarium at the World Museum


I love a good aquarium and I had hoped to visit the Deep in Hull, but a rail strike put paid to that little plan. Anyway, there’s a small aquarium set-up at the free to enter World Museum which is the first location that we headed to on the Sunday. In this photo, we have some fish.


And some more fish. I’m not a marine biologist, so that’s as far as I’m going on this.


A sea anemone I think. I wouldn’t be surprised if I win some sort of environmental blog of the year award this riveting and penetrating content like this.


This looked like a little shark. Anyway, back to marginally more useful commentary, this set-up is more recent, but the museum received its first aquarium displays in 1857 which was the second such facility in the world. The first was in 1853 when the ‘Marine Vivarium’ opened in Regent’s Park Zoological Gardens in London.


I say nothing but this allowed children and short adults to have a look at the fish from a different angle. It’s a pleasant floor to explore, with the plenty of information about the environmental impact on marine life. I obviously wasn’t entirely observant, as I note the aquarium has chocolate chip starfish, hermit crabs and a lobster, all of which I missed. It’s only a small part of the museum, but probably one of the more popular areas for kids, along the dinosaur displays.