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Driving Marine Conservation

Visit the National Marine Aquarium


We are a conservation charity. By visiting us you are helping to protect the marine environment, whilst having a great experience at the Aquarium.

Ticket Information

For 2016 we now offer three tiers of tickets.
Complete pricing information

Opening Hours

Open Daily 10:00–17:00

Waves Cafe
Open Daily 10:00–16:45
Breakfast 10:00–12:00
Hot Food 11:30–14:30

How To Find Us

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National Marine Aquarium,
Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth

Call Us: 0844 893 7938

What's On Today

13:00 Rockpool Feed
11:50 Themed Craft Activities

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“A stunning award winning building, a fabulous setting by The Hoe with the many good restaurants nearby. Great for all ages and ideal if weather not great”
GilesAndrews2014 – London
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“Wonderful aquarium offering the family chance to see great variety of nautical /sea life in huge tanks. It's well laid out with loads for the kids to do. The aquarium cafe and restaurants offer great value for money”
Darren P – Taunton
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“Brilliant value for money and lots of lovely aquatic life. Loved the giant sea turtle and the aquarium offers great facilities for young and old. Disabled friendly.”
Teresa E – Penzance
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“Had a great family day out well worth the money lots to see and do and very educational for the children will go again very soon”
traceysherfs – Torquay
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“I love it, family love it!! Visited quite a few times this year to take advantage of the year pass. It's relaxing and enjoyable.”
Joshua N

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The Blog


Quiet at the Aquarium

17th October 2016

Since we opened in 1998 we’ve welcomed people from around the world to relax, educate, spend some quality time with...



17th October 2016

The ocean is a place of magic and wonder. However, there are some peculiar and spooky looking things when you...


Ground Maintenance in our Maritime Garden

6th October 2016

There wil be grounds workers will be in our Maritime Garden on Friday 6th October. It will remain open to...


Snorkel the Turtle has sadly passed away

30th September 2016

It is with great sadness we here at the National Marine Aquarium have to announce the death of our much-loved...


Sketching for Sea-renity

27th September 2016

Half term is just around the corner and we think it’s the perfect time of year for some family fun!...


Doug Allan at the National Marine Aquarium

20th September 2016

On Saturday 22nd October, working alongside the Community Seagrass Initiative, the National Marine Aquarium is excited to host well known...

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