Visit the National Marine Aquarium

Ocean Conservation Trust

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.

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

Get directions on Google Maps

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

Whale Tail

NMA hosts giant Humpback Whale tail installation to raise awareness of plastic pollution – as summer celebration of the Ocean’s greatest giants begins

25th July 2019

Here at the NMA, we're gearing up for a summer filled with Ocean-themed fun – and we're inviting our visitors...

Ocean Squad Lates Ocean Graffiti

Ocean Squad | Lates: Creative sessions for teens this summer

22nd July 2019

The NMA is excited to launch our exclusive Ocean Squad Lates sessions, happening on the 31st July and 28th August!...

Whale Shark

Discover Ocean Giants: Past and Present this summer, right here at the NMA!

22nd July 2019

School is officially out for summer, and with the summer holidays finally here, the National Marine Aquarium is excited to...

Friday the Green Turtle

Working with Friday, the cheeky Green Turtle

22nd July 2019

As a centre of Ocean excellence run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, we take the health and welfare of our...

5 Reasons our Sea-cret Garden is the place to be this summer

9th July 2019

For years the National Marine Aquarium has been loved by people looking for something to do when it rains. Well...

NMA wins prestigious award for its role in reducing plastic pollution in Plymouth

5th July 2019

We're delighted to announce that the National Marine Aquarium has won a prestigious award for its commitment to working with...

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