National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

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  • Address: Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, United Kingdom, PL4 0LF
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-8448937938
  • Fax: +1-01752600593
  • Ticket Price: 15 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Aquarium, Educational Site, Food And Drinks, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
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About National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

United Kingdom’s largest Aquarium, the National Marine Aquarium thrives for conservation, research and education about oceanic ecosystem. Coral reefs, 70 sharks belonging to 10 different species including small catfish to large sand tiger sharks and the interactive dive show is something you shouldn’t miss on you visit!

The Aquarium is a perfect place to plan a family outing, a small party or a corporate event. There are provisions for fine dining, buffet and an auditorium to host special screenings of movies and events.

Offering stunning views of Eddystone reef exhibit and the Plymouth Sound, National Marine Aquarium is a must-visit! 

National Marine Aquarium Information

  • National Marine Aquarium - Day Plus Pass available valid for 12 months. 
  • Online booking is available.
  • For groups: Pre-booking is required.
  • Disable accessed.
  • Guided tours, educational tours are available.
  • Cafes, refreshments available.

National Marine Aquarium Ticket Prices

  • Child (4-15): 10.75 EUR
  • Seniors, Students: 11.50 EUR
  • 2 Adults + 2 Child combined ticket: 43 EUR

How To reach National Marine Aquarium by Public Transport

  • Bus no 14

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Things to Know Before Visiting National Marine Aquarium

  • 95% of people who visit Plymouth include National Marine Aquarium in their plan

  • 63.9% of people start their National Marine Aquarium visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Marine Aquarium

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Marine Aquarium

People normally club together Plymouth Sound and Plymouth Gin Distillery while planning their visit to National Marine Aquarium.

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National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Reviews

  • Absolutely outstanding place. Staff are well trained and very informative, to see the interaction with school groups and weekly visitors with SEN was really heartening. I've been to many sea life centres in the UK and abroad and this has to be the best, its great to see such a fantastic representation of our beautiful British sea life among the worldwide heavy weights!! Loved seeing the batfish, brought back great memories of swimming with them on the barrier reef with my family, and the clown fish and lion fish remind me of long balmy hot days in the red sea with my lovely wife... such a great place... well done to the staff and marine biologists for creating such a fantastic venue.

  • Had a lovely day here. The fish where really well cared for. Beautiful animals and loads of information, loads to see and learn. Brilliant day for kids and adults! Gift shop is expensive but they are self funded so that's understandable. Saw some amazing things, even the daily diving where the divers hand feed the fish! Perfectly accessible as well, i made it all the way round on my mobility scooter and didn't miss a single thing because of it! And also when you pay for entry it includes free entry for a year, and gal price entry to Dartmoor zoo!

  • What a wonderful experience. There is so much to see and a fantastic place for everybody to learn so much. The aquarium is very well laid out and so many different varieties of sea life to see. I have found lately that there is much more emphasis on conservation. The dangers of plastic in our waters etc etc. I love the fact that we paid for tickets once and that covers the price of entry for a year. Exceptional value. We have been taking our 7 year old grandson done he was 3. Not much he doesnt low about sea life now. Well worth a visit.

  • A very good place to spend a couple of hours for the whole family. We went on a Monday afternoon and it was busy but there was plenty of room to move around and no need to queue to see parts of shows / displays. The only disappointment really was the cafe area which was both a bit shabby and dirty. Coffee and cakes were good but the sitting area let the whole place down. Having said that you don't go here for coffee and as a aquarium it is definitely worth visiting. Edit : the aquarium is very disabled friendly one of our party was in a wheelchair and had no problems accessing all of the site.

  • Lots of varied tanks and exhibits but it only really comes into its own if you're prepared to do a lot of reading on the way round. Obviously this is brilliant for adults who are actually interested but it struggles to hold the attention of children, particularly younger ones. I'm aware they are not necessarily the target audience but some more tactile, interactive activities would go a long way for the smaller ones. Obviously the place does very important work and it's wonderful for that, but without reading you can easily see what there is in less than an hour so it's a bit of a tricky one to recommend for the price. I'd definitely say see it once as you get a annual pass for the price of standard admission and you can also get a discount at Paignton Zoo which is a nice bonus. In summary, worth a visit but, largely, you get out what you out in.

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