If anyone is stuck for a Christmas idea for a budding Marine Biologist or avid Ocean lover, look no further because Team NMA has you covered.

Gift Tickets.

Why not gift your friends and family a Ray-ly cool experience they’ll cherish forever? And better yet, they can re-visit again anytime all year round!

We have a range of gift ticket options for local and non-local visitors. Local visitors will be asked for proof of a PL postcode on arrival. With each gift ticket, you will be offered the Complimentary Annual Return pass for you and your party. To use your gift tickets, please book under ‘Complimentary Entry’ for how many visitors are coming to the Aquarium, then our admissions team will redeem your gift tickets at the door.


You will be offered a free return Annual Pass when you arrive, if you say yes our Ticketing Team will take some details from you to store on our secure system.

You will be given a card pass to keep and use as many times as you want to for the following 12 months. If you lose your Complimentary Pass, don’t worry, as we have your details on our system and you can replace your pass for a £1 admin fee.

These tickets help support our Charity, the Ocean Conservation Trust, and its work to conserve Ocean habitats and species. We thank you for choosing to support our Charity.


Online Gift Shop

We have a variety of eco-friendly products to choose from, it’s the perfect place to get ready for those stocking fillers for the whole family, all whilst being more Ocean positive. All proceeds from our online shop go to supporting our charity and our work in Ocean conservation.

We have a selection of items that are only available online, but not to worry, if you can’t find something you’re keen on, the Ocean Gift is available to use without entry into the Aquarium. Just enter through the gift shop doors and let a member of staff know.


Oceanarium by Loveday Trinick.

What a perfect way to treat someone this Christmas with a copy of Oceanarium, written by one of our own former Schools Officers, Loveday Trinick. This statement book is perfect for the Ocean lover and will look great on a coffee table.


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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