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Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Prospect Place
The Hoe

Tel: +44 (0)1752 633 437

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

About us

An accommodating and flexible conference venue at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) with facilities to host 10-200 delegates. The venue is located a short walk away from the city centre and the spectacular Plymouth Sound and Plymouth Hoe.

Available from mid-January through to mid-December Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) offers an excellent conference and events venue in Plymouth through its Marine Matters Centre.

Located on The Hoe, it is close to the seafront and only a short walk from the historic BarbicanRoyal William Yard and the city centre. PML offers excellent links to the rest of the South West, London and beyond with flights from Exeter, ferries to Roscoff and Santander and the trainstation in the city centre. Plymouth also benefits from being close to the Dartmoor National Park and the Devon and Cornwall beaches.


The Marine Matters Centre provides a modern, fit-for-purpose 200-seat lecture theatre and adjoining networking space with a flexible layout and excellent audio visual equipment (including for hybrid events) and onsite support. Marquees can be set-up on-site for further extension of your meeting and networking space.

PML ( is a globally recognized, independent academic institution which specializes in delivering pioneering research and relevant knowledge exchange to address the many complex challenges facing the marine environment and ultimately society. The environment and sustainability is central to everything PML does and it aims for all of the events held at its facilities to have a minimal environmental and social impact.


Please get in touch to see how we can help you with your event or conference:



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Marine Matters Centre Theatre

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road - The A38 Devon Expressway links Plymouth to the motorway network at Exeter, giving a drive time from London of around 3.5 hours.

Public Transport Directions

By air - The closest airport to Plymouth is Exeter International airport (approximately an hour on the train to Plymouth, nearest station Exeter St. Davids), which services much of the UK and offers selected international flights. Bristol airport is approximately 2.5 hours by train (Bristol Temple Meads nearest train station) to Plymouth and offers a wider selection of international flights. For a full range of international flights, the London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton and Stansted) are between 3.5 and 5 hours from Plymouth by train.

By rail - There is a regular service direct from London Paddington which takes about 3.5 hours. Other direct services run from South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. A comprehensive information and booking service is available on the National Rail Enquiries website or by telephone on 03457 48 49 50. Paddington train station is also linked to the Eurostar terminal at London St Pancras International station via the London underground network, please see the Transport for London website for more information and a journey planner.


Establishment Features

  • Access to PC
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Areas for Team building
  • AV Equipment
  • AV Technician Available
  • 'Break-out' Space for Informal Meetings
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Conference facilities
  • Flipchart and Pens
  • Lecturn / Podium / Stage
  • Microphone / Amp System
  • Multimedia / Digital Projector
  • Non smoking areas
  • On-site car parking
  • Photocopying
  • Teambuilding Facilities
  • TV and DVD
  • Video Conference Facility
  • Whiteboard and Pens
  • Wi-Fi available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre - Short 10 minute walk to city centre
  • Waterfront - 3 min walk to access Plymouth's Seafront

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - there is on street parking available and restricted free of charge on-site parking
  • Close to Railway Station

Room / Unit Features

  • Some rooms offer natural daylight


  • PML Video