University Marine Research Station

The Museum

“The Marine Station houses a small public museum and aquarium, named in honour of David Robertson, who was one of the founders of the Marine Station. 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 exhibited in a mock-up of the Ark, a beached lighter that from 1895 constituted the Marine Station before the first buildings were opened in 1896. The aquarium displays the beautyand diversity of living marine creatures from the Area .

The Aquarium

“Enter a surprising “new world” and view for the first time Cumbrae’s less conspicuous inhabitants, the marine creatures of the Clyde Sea Area.

Everything you see inhabits the waters which surround the Isle of Cumbrae. All sustainably collected by our divers and research vessel crews, these
animals offer an insight into the world many of us rarely see. Our renovated aquarium recaptures the charm of is original 60 year old construction.

So please, take time to look around, or perhaps test your knowledge with our “quiz”.

For the computer whiz kids amongst you, take a moment to view our computer presentations with yet more information on the history, the present work of UMBSM and our hopes for the future.

For our younger visitors, why not draw or colour in a picture of one of the animals you have seen, whilst Mum & Dad rest for a moment and watch one of our natural history DVD’s.

 

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you enjoy your visit.

Please do call again, you never know what we might have found beneath the waves for you to see next time!!!!!

Opening Hours
“September – July
Monday-Friday
0900-1215 & 1400-1615

July – September
Monday-Friday
0900-1630
Saturday
1000-1600

Adult: £2.00
Junior: £1.00
Senior Citizens: £2.00

Museum shop stocks UMBSM T-shirts and sweatshirts as well as a wide range of “marine” themed souvenirs.”