Coppersmithing and Aquaria, 27 May – Experience AND 2023

Takes place on 27th May 2023

Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2023. Click here to see the full programme. 

Exploris Aquarium, in partnership with Lake and Oak Coppersmithing, are offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity for those who have a love for aquaria and bespoke experiences. This creative experience will allow you to use the backdrop of Exploris as your inspiration as you create a unique copper pendant.

The experience includes full access to Exploris Aquarium, where you can enjoy a one hour self-guided tour of Northern Ireland’s only aquarium. Following an Afternoon Tea of variety of finger sandwiches, scones and traybakes in the Kraken Bar and Grill, you will be ready for your unique coppersmithing workshop led by Lake and Oak where under Caron and Matthew’s expert guidance, you will create a one of a kind personal copper pendant, a momento of a fabulous experience.


Things to note
Meet at 11.45am at Exploris Aquarium.
Minimum age is 12yrs.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
All levels of experience are welcome.

Exploris is fully accessible with automatic doors, lifts and we hold wheelchairs onsite for visitor use.  If you would like to reserve a wheelchair, please contact Exploris on +44 (0)28 4272 8062 or email

Dietary requirements
Please ensure that you check with all members of your party regarding food allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements prior to booking tickets.
It is the responsibility of the ticketholder to inform a member of staff at the host venue about  food allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements.
This must be done 72 hours before the experience by contacting Gerard by email on

Terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions apply.

Getting there
From Belfast/Newtownards follow the A20 to Portaferry. Exploris is signposted in the town. Parking is available at Exploris Aquarium. Ulsterbus service 10 runs from Belfast/Newtownards to Portaferry. See Translink for timetable.

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