National Aquarium

Introduction

For a fantastic day out visit the UK's largest aquarium...

The National Marine Aquarium is the charity dedicated to raising awareness of  the oceans, the challenges they face and the ways in which we can all help ensure they have a sustainable future.

Located in Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium is the result of many years of hard work and fund-raising to establish a leading aquarium in the UK.

The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research. It remains one of Britain's foremost aquarium with stunning exhibits and a reputation for excellence in education.

The Aquarium experience comprises a total of 50 live exhibits including three massive tanks, the largest of which – Britain’s deepest tank – holds 2.5 million litres of water. Over 4000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to coral reefs. In addition a new aquarium zone, Explorocean, focuses on ocean exploration and sustainability through innovative, interactive exhibits.

The Aquarium is made up of 6 main zones: Explorocean, The Shallows, Atlantic Reef, Meditteranean Sea, Weird Creatures and Coral Seas. Each zone is packed full of amazing Marine Creatures and fantastic facts for you to find.

The National Marine Aquarium is firmly established as a source of reliable and accurate information and is a regular adviser to many newspaper, magazine, radio and television projects - the BBC's 'Blue Planet' Series is perhaps the best known. Since opening, Aquarium staff have responded to thousands of enquires by letter and e-mail and have contributed to countless news stories in local and national press.

Please call our information desk 01752 220084 or click on the link above to check opening times.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015