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National Marine Aquarium

National Marine AquariumRope Walk
Telephone: 0844 893 7938


Visit the National Marine Aquarium, the UK's largest aquarium and be amazed at our fascinating underwater world.

Start with a rock pool ramble in Shallow Waters then move deeper into the coastal seas of the Atlantic Reef.

Follow the mesmerising Ocean Drifters and enter the depths of the aquarium in our Lost At Sea exhibition.

Here you'll find the Atlantic Ocean tank teeming with sharks, rays, tarpon and countless other species swimming in shoals or grazing on a sunken WWII sea plane.
After meeting our freaky fish in Weird Creatures you'll finally reach the visual spectacular of Coral Seas, the perfect place to end your journey.

We do strongly suggest you contact National Marine Aquarium 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 Opening Details:
Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Open: 10am Close: 6pm (1st April to 31st October)
10am to 5pm (1st November to 31st March).


"I'm hungry"

National Marine Aquarium has a range of places to relax and refuel: Sands: alfresco cafe. Waves: family restaurant. Horizons: snack and drinks bar. Maritime Garden: outdoor picnic area.

"Can I have one of those?"

Ocean Gifts sells a wide range of branded goods from books to soft toys.

"i need a wee"

Multiple disabled toilets and baby changing areas.


"are we there yet?"

National Marine Aquarium is situated in the historic Barbican area of Plymouth. From the A38 follow the brown tourist signs. For those with SAT NAV the postcode is PL4 0LF

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adult £14.95
Child (4 to 15 years old inclusive) £10.95
3 years old and under Free
Senior Citizens £11.95
Students £11.95
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £46
4D Cinema charges separately.


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National Marine AquariumRope Walk
Telephone: 0844 893 7938