Plymouth Sound

We couldn’t not have a Plymouth Sound exhibit when we’re located on the waterfront in Plymouth’s Ocean City, and what a waterfront it is! 

Plymouth Sound is the natural harbour found just outside the NMA’s doors. Our exhibit showcases some of the stunning and colourful animals. From what’s found in the rockpools around the coast, what lies beneath the shallow waves and we even have our very own shark nursery with eggs from our in house breeding programmes.

Water-way to start your visit!

Don’t miss…

Baby Catsharks

We won’t sing the famous song (do, do, do, do) but these little cuties are amazing see up close.


Denzel is a boarfish and a favourite among the staff here because of his huge eyes. Boarfish usually live very deep down in the Ocean so he has very big eyes to help him see in the dark.


Starfish are very cool creatures that can detach and grow back arms at will! 

Other Aquarium Zones

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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