Is there a car park?

There is Harbour Carpark and Lockers Quay Carpark which are less than a 5-minute walk to the main entrance. We have limited on-site parking which only includes 3 disabled parking bays which are on a first come first served basis.

Do you provide wheelchairs?

A limited number of wheelchairs can be accessed via the Admissions team, however, it is a first come first serve basis.

Is the Aquarium wheelchair-friendly?

The Aquarium is accessible to people with wheelchairs. All exhibits are accessed either by ramps or by lifts.

Can we bring a picnic with us?

Yes, you’re very welcome to bring a picnic with you when visiting the Aquarium. We ask that all picnics are eaten outside and request that your waste is taken home with you for responsible disposal.

Can I smoke at the Aquarium?

We do not allow any form of smoking inside the building. This includes the use of any e-cigarette/vaping devices. This is to ensure that we avoid any confusion on reports of sources of smoke within the building. We do have a garden in which members of the public may smoke if they wish.

Hopefully we’ve answered your questions, if not please email enquiries@oceanconservationtrust.org and we’ll try to help. Why not plan your visit and come and sea us soon…

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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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