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Deep Sea World

Deep Sea WorldForthside Terrace
North Queensferry
KY11 1JR
Telephone: 01383 411 880


Deep Sea World

Located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge, Deep Sea World is Scotland’s national aquarium.

With more than 40 naturally-themed displays home to over 2,000 creatures - ranging from seahorses and stingrays to seals and sharks – the award-winning aquarium provides an incredible voyage of discovery through the planet’s rivers, lakes and oceans.

The incredible 4.5 million litre Underwater Safari is home to one of Europe's largest collections of sharks – including 3m long sand tiger sharks - as well as hundreds of other fascinating marine life like rays, wrasse and mackerel.

Don’t miss the outdoor seal sanctuary - home to a resident family of adorable common seals!

Other displays feature everything from mudskippers and piranhas to lionfish and moray eels.

Be sure to catch the daily dive and feeding shows and watch the divers as they feed the sharks in the underwater tunnel.

Plus SPAN: The Tale of Three Bridges: Created especially for Deep Sea World by the Fife Cultural Trust this is a fascinating day out for the whole family. Discover all about the brilliant and brave pioneers who created three iconic Forth crossings, build your own bridge, play giant snakes and ladders and don’t miss the electronic model railway bridge! Free entry as part of your Deep Sea World visit!

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It may be worth checking out Deep Sea World's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Deep Sea World before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Open 363 days of the year. We are closed Christmas day and New Year.
Open: 10am Close: 5pm, 6pm in summer.


"I'm hungry"

Our welcoming cafe has wonderful views of the Forth Rail Bridge. Here you can enjoy our wide selection of teas, coffees, and cakes or treat the whole family to lunch with meal deals for parents and special kids boxes for the youngsters. Healthier options include salads and baked potatoes with a variety of toppings available. Our friendly cafe staff is always ready to help make your whole visit to Deep Sea World a special treat.

healthy food

We have healthy options available in our cafe such as salads, baked potatoes.

"Can I have one of those?"

Find the perfect memento of your day in our exciting gift shop. There is something for everyone from toys and games, to jewellery to sweeties. The gift shop is also a great place to find gifts for all your special occasions. Featured products include Deep Sea World sharks, cool surf jewellery and fishing games.

"i need a wee"

We have two baby changing areas and one disabled toilet facility.

and baby come too...

Food and milk warming facilities in the cafeteria, ask staff for assistance.


"are we there yet?"

Deep Sea World is dramatically situated beneath the world famous Forth Rail Bridge at North Queensferry in Fife. Just 1 mile from the M90, we are a 20 minute drive from Edinburgh, 50 minutes from Glasgow and under 2 hours from Aberdeen. Free on-site parking is available. By Road From the South: Follow the signs for Forth Road Bridge. Once across the bridge, take the first exit left and follow the brown tourist signs for Deep Sea World. From the North: Turn off the M90 at Junction 1 and follow the brown tourist signs for Deep Sea World. By Public Transport There is an excellent train service to North Queensferry from both Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket stations on the Fife Circle Line. North Queensferry is the first station after crossing the Forth Rail Bridge (journey time approx 15 mins). Deep Sea World is a short walk from North Queensferry station. Please take extra care when walking to Deep Sea World from the train station as the road goes down hill. For public transport information please call Traveline on 0870 608 2608 any top tips?

For the best prices book via our website. Do not forget to bring your CAMERA! Deep Sea World is fully accessible for wheelchair users, including our toilet facilities. All access is available through ramps as there is not a customer lift. We also provide free disabled car parking spaces. If you have any specific queries relating to your trip please contact us on 01383 411 880.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

From £7.80
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Deep Sea WorldForthside Terrace
North Queensferry
KY11 1JR
Telephone: 01383 411 880