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National Marine Aquarium

Plymouth, Devon, England

  • Sea Turtle at National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth
  • Kids looking at shark at National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth
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Attraction Information

  • Aquariums icon Aquariums

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Experience life under the sea with thousands of weird and wonderful sea creatures. The National Marine Aquarium is simply a must see. 

It’s the largest aquarium in the UK, boasting tanks teeming with sharks, rays, tarpon and countless other species, all circling a sunken WWII seaplane. There are six fabulous aquariums to dive into; from ‘Ocean Drifters’, the Biozone, onto The Great Barrier Reef and finishing up with the Lost at Sea Exhibition. And of course don’t forget to introduce yourself to the locals, namely Miss Squishy the Atlantic octopus.

There’s plenty of fun on offer like Toddler Tuesdays and Murder Mysteries. For something really special though check out their Sleeping with Sharks family sleepovers. Snooze under the sea and watch as the aquarium changes with a Twilight Tour, arts and crafts, games and midnight snacks. To top it all off this is a conservation charity so with each visit you’re helping protect marine creatures. A win-win!

  • Explore 6 diverse aquariums in the UK’s largest aquarium
  • Enjoy loads of different activities including Toddler Tuesdays and Murder Mysteries
  • Don’t miss out on Sleeping with Sharks family sleepovers


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit National Marine Aquarium's website
0844 893 7938

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Parking facilities

3 Hours: £4.20


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