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Friends Of Exploris Press Release

Friends of Exploris / Save Exploris A group of local people established the Friends of Exploris, and are leading the “Save Exploris” campaign. We are now setting up a Trust to ensure that Exploris remains open, its operation is improved and to guide and support it into the future. Local people are essential to Exploris’ […]

Friends of Exploris

For those following the Save Exploris Campaign who aren’t on facebook, Friends of Exploris have posted this on their facebook page this morning: Hello folks just to let you know that Portaferry Community Collective, Portaferry Regeneration and Queens University with support from Beannchor who operate the Portaferry Hotel and a number of specialists in heritage […]

Decision on Exploris postponed for two months….

Ards Borough Council met tonight, Wed 25th, and have decided to postpone the decision on closing Exploris for a further two months. This gives some breathing space to the groups working to save the Northern Ireland Aquarium. If you feel strongly about this issue, please sign the petition by clicking here. If you are a […]

Save Exploris Petition

Exploris Portaferry is a unique facility for tourism, education and recreation within Northern Ireland. It is Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and reflects the very special marine environment of Strangford Lough, an Area of Special Scientific Interest, and the neighbouring Irish Sea. It has a seal sanctuary and tends to other distressed marine creatures.  It provides […]