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 2018 we now offer three tiers of tickets.
Complete pricing information

Opening Hours

Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Last entry 4pm

Waves Cafe
Open Daily 10am – 4:45pm
Breakfast 10am – 12pm
Hot Food 11:30am – 2:30pm

How To Find Us

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National Marine Aquarium,
Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth

Call Us: 0844 893 7938


Harbour Car Park
1 Lockyers Quay

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What's On Today

  • 10:30 – Rockpool Feed – Plymouth Sound
  • 11:00 – Shark Show – Atlantic Ocean
    (Feeds on Monday, Wednesday Friday)
  • 12:00 – Coral Show – Great Barrier Reef
  • 13:00 – Eddystone Talk – Eddystone
  • 13:30 – Octofactor – Biozone
  • 14:00 – Dive Show – Location is Day Specific
  • 15:00 – Octofactor – Plymouth Sound
  • 15:00 – Shark Show – Atlantic Ocean
  • 16:00 – Coral Show – Great Barrier Reef
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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”
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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

Special Adventures

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The Blog

Celebrating our 20th Birthday with 20 Beach Cleans

22nd March 2018

We’ll be holding 20 beach cleans in the South West from March the 31st to June the 3rd to celebrate...

Toddler Blog – Seagrass

20th March 2018

Today we had a super time learning about the wonderful world of seagrass and the amazing animals that can be...

Toddler Blog – Crabs

16th March 2018

Today we had a fantastic time looking at the crazy crustaceans that are crabs! We learnt all about the different...

NMA Disabled Parking Bays

12th March 2018

Due to essential building maintenance, some of our on-site disabled parking bays will be closed 13/3/18. The nearby Harbour Car...

NMA Boat Trip Competition Details

9th March 2018

The National Marine Aquarium is the nation’s largest public aquarium and an independent conservation charity. Our mission is to connect...

Explore the local area this Mother’s Day

8th March 2018

There are so many fantastic opportunities here in Plymouth to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday.  Read on for a few...

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