On Sunday 5th September all roads leading to our Aquarium will be shut for the Plymouth Half Marathon/ Plymouth 10k / Plymouth 5k.

If you’re not donning your running shoes and had hoped to visit our Aquarium on Sunday 5th September, there is some important information you’ll need to know.

Driving to us

If you’re looking to drive to the Aquarium, there will be no access to the normal Aquarium car park or most roads near to us. This means you won’t be able to park your car near us, and therefore might want to drop off some people instead.

The recommended route/ drop off place is below on this map:


Walking to us

We’re not taking online bookings for the morning slots to make sure people don’t get caught out by the road closures, however we are still open, and you can walk to the Aquarium and head on in for a morning of fish fun. The Sutton Harbour Lock Bridge will be open, so you’ll still be able to access us from the Barbican side.

Catching a bus to us

If you’re unable to walk why not pop on a bus to visit us? There’s loads of bus routes that will be able to catch to Royal Parade and then you can walk to us.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the road closures, but we hope that by early afternoon the roads will be reopened.

See exact roads that are closed here: https://www.runplymouth.co.uk/road-closures/

Any questions please email enquiries@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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