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National Marine Aquarium

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Aquariums

Attraction Information

Experience life under the sea as you meet more than 4000 weird and wonderful creatures at the UK’s largest aquarium, National Marine Aquarium. There you’ll find over 4 million litres of water,  teeming with sharks, rays and other species. To top it all off, this is a conservation charity so with each visit you’re helping protect marine creatures. A win-win!

Feel like an underwater explorer as you discover 6 zones featuring a variety of inhabitants - from the underwater locals at Plymouth Sound, all the way to the exotic species at the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll get the chance to meet the residents too, namely Friday the Green Turtle, Neptune the Giant Pacific Octopus and Howie the massive Sand Tiger Shark.

With daily scuba dive shows, Ocean Expert talks and even a soft play for the kids, the National Marine Aquarium is fun for the whole family. Fancy something really special? Snooze under the sea with the Sleeping with Sharks family sleepover.

  • UK’s largest aquarium
  • Daily shows, talks and family activities
  • Sleeping with Sharks family sleepovers
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 25th - 26th December

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £16.95
Kids (3-15): £12.95
Seniors: £14.95
Family (2 adults, 2 kids OR 1 adult, 3 kids): £53.50

Travel & Contact Information


Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0LF, England

Phone number

0844 893 7938



Click here to visit National Marine Aquarium's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

3 Hours: £4.20

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, National Marine Aquarium is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, National Marine Aquarium have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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