Visit the National Marine Aquarium

Conservation

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 2019 we now offer three tiers of tickets.
Complete pricing information

Opening Hours

Aquarium
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
PL4 0LF

Call Us: 0844 893 7938

Parking

Harbour Car Park
1 Lockyers Quay
Plymouth
PL4 0DX

Google Map

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

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See world-renowned street artist painting live at the NMA this bank holiday weekend – creating a mural designed to inspire conversation about our Ocean

24th May 2019

We've teamed up with a world-famous street artist to inspire conversation about our Ocean ahead of World Oceans Day 2019...

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Meet our Senior Biologist and Diver, Emma Whittle

23rd May 2019

Name: Emma Whittle Job Title: Senior Biologist / Diver How long have you been working at the NMA? 18 months...

How to get to the National Marine Aquarium during the Plymouth Half Marathon

17th May 2019

Good luck to everyone running in the Plymouth Half Marathon! If you're planning on visiting us at the Aquarium please...

Toddler Blog – Triggerfish

15th May 2019

Today we continued our adventures on the coral reef by learning about the terrific triggerfish! First, we practiced our animal...

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Outdoor learning with Ocean Todds

13th May 2019

After a successful pilot programme last summer, we’re taking our BIAZA award-winning toddler sessions back into the great outdoors with...

Toddler Blog – Weird and Wonderful Fish

9th May 2019

Today we continued our adventures on the coral reef by learning about fish which are named after animals that we...

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