Our Partners

As a charity, we work with people both locally and nationally to ensure we can deliver the best possible visitor experience and a healthy and happy Aquarium.

Here are a few of the people we partner with and how they help us with our mission to connect people with the Ocean.

Core Partners

Plymouth Gin Distillery

Plymouth Gin say “Our history is intrinsically linked to the ocean, and we have a long and proud history travelling the seas with the Royal Navy. Like many of us in this country, it’s a hugely important part of who we are. For the OCT, Conservation is all about people, and at Plymouth Gin, we are all about the power of human connection . Together we can contribute to a tangible action in the fight to save our oceans.”

We’ve partnered with them for a community engagement programme of beach cleans, events and more!

Check out their website here: https://www.plymouthgin.com/

Supporter Partners


We are proud to be a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Being a member of BIAZA means we are held to a high standard of animal care, education and visitor experience.
Our staff are members of working groups, boards and panels throughout BIAZA.


Visit Plymouth

Plymouth, known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, is where we are located and we work closely with Plymouth City Council and the Tourist Board ‘Destination Plymouth’.

We work with the teams on marketing campaigns and journalist trips to the city and are always looking for new ways to help put Plymouth on the map.


Plymouth Waterfront Partnership

We’re proud to be a member of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, a great organisation which works hard to improve the waterfront district in Plymouth. We regularly partner on events and activities including the award-winning Polar Bear Explorer Trail and the Plastics project.


Visit Devon

Visit Devon is the tourism group for Devon. We work closely with its fantastic team to encourage tourists to visit the stunning county of Devon, from both within in the UK and from overseas too.


Drakes Island

We’re delighted to be partnering with Drake’s Island for an exciting new project for Britain’s Ocean City, which will provide an opportunity for important research to be done into the marine life and habitats that reside in our waters as well as engaging local school children with the UK’s first National Marine Park.

At the Ocean Conservation Trust, it is our goal to connect people with the Ocean, because we know – thanks to our years of experience, as well as a growing body of research – that doing so encourages people to protect it.

We already work extensively with young people across the city to connect them with the Ocean via our Learning programme, which is largely based at our centre of Ocean excellence, the National Marine Aquarium, so this is a great opportunity to get them out in the field and learning with some first-hand experience of the Ocean.


Association of Barbican Businesses

As the Aquarium is located on Plymouth’s historic waterfront and in the Barbican district of Plymouth, we’re part of the Association of Barbican Businesses. The Barbican is one of the most well known and popular areas of Plymouth and we’re proud to meet with the other fantastic businesses across the area to work on improving the area wherever we can.  


Devon Chamber of Commerce

We’re a member of the Devon Chamber of Commerce and work hard with other members to make sure we bring as many people to the South West as possible.


Would you like to work with us?

If you’d like to work with us and our charity, please contact us on info@oceanconservationtrust.org

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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