Blue Reef Aquarium PortsmouthPortsmouth, Hampshire
Enjoy the closest of undersea encounters in an underwater walkthrough tunnel through the reef, from inside a glass cavern and via the large ocean window. More than 30 other naturally themed displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep from crabs and rays to amazing turtles.
Blue Reef is a great place for visitors of all ages to find all about the wonders and aquatic creatures of the deep. There's a full programme of entertaining and informative talks and feeding displays throughout the day as well as a busy calendar of events to keep the whole family entertained!
If you're looking to have a fantastic time with your family, Blue Reef is one of the most exciting aquarium attractions in Portsmouth and is a must visit!
Where do we begin? There is an incredible variety of sea life to explore at Blue Reef Portsmouth. Learn about the snapping turtle! Ferocious in its nature, yet motionless, the snapping turtle lives in the shallows and comes from North America!
With stunning sea views across the Solent, the Driftwood Kitchen is an idyllic spot to share a meal with your family. Sit outside in the summertime or take shelter in the colder winter months with a hot cup of tea and endless sea views. Munch on snacks as well freshly prepared hot & cold food.
- If you visit this attraction with Disabled Visitors or you are a disabled visitor, here's everything you'll need to know...
- Free admission for full time carers on a 1:1 basis
- Ramps throughout the attraction
- Accessible toilets throughout the building
- A visitor under 3 years old with a carer would purchase a junior admission ticket with the carer admitted free of charge.
- Accessible ticket and concession ticket available.
If you are travelling from the north or across from the south west, join the M27/A27 and follow the brown tourism signs to the seafront. There are plenty of local signs near Portsmouth seafront that will direct you to the aquarium.
There are regular train services from across the UK. The closest station to the aquarium is Portsmouth Harbour Station, which is about a 30-minute walk away along the city’s picturesque seafront.
You can catch a bus from anywhere in the city, heading to Southsea Shopping Centre. The aquarium is just a 10-minute walk on the other side of the Southsea Common.
For satellite navigation, use the postcode PO5 3PB. Or contact a member of our team by calling 02392 875222.
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- Daily feeding times and regular talks
- 15m underwater tunnel with hundreds of fascinating species of fish
- Fun filled events at an excellent indoor attraction
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Pricing & Tickets
Kids (3-12): £10.00
Under 3's: free
Family of 4: £44.00
Book in advance for cheapest tickets
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Yes, there is parking onsite.
Car parking is available by the Esplanade on a first-come, first-served basis. Disabled visitors please contact the aquarium prior to visiting for further information on accessibility and parking.