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National Marine Aquarium Team Building

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Tel: 0844 893 7938

National Marine Aquarium Team Building

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NMA Boat Trips for Corporate Groups

The National Marine Aquarium is the nation’s largest public aquarium and an independent conservation charity. Our mission is to connect us with our Oceans. What better why to connect us with our Oceans than going out on them! Join the NMA on a boat trip exploring the famous Plymouth Sound.
Discover the wonders of the ocean, learn about its habitat and the animals that live and visit it. Come with our team of Marine Biologists and Ocean Conservationists to explore the history and nature of Plymouth’s stunning natural harbour.

VIP Behind the Scenes Group Tours

At the Aquarium we do things a little differently and have some pretty special behind the scenes areas. The only problem is nobody can see the incredible things that happen behind closed doors. That is, until now!

Our tours will take you into the depths of the Aquarium to see just what it takes to keep 4,000 animals happy and healthy.

Each Behind the Scenes tour will visit the key working areas our expert staff use every day to keep the building running. You’ll get access to previously unseen rooms and be accompanied by two personal guides to make sure you see everything we have offer. In a whirlwind one hour tour we hope you’ll learn about our work whilst having fun and enjoying the VIP treatment.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The National Marine Aquarium is located in the Coxside area of Plymouth. Follow the brown and white fish signs, which can be found on all entry roads into the city. The recommended route is the A38 to Marsh Mills (Sainsbury's) then along the A374 Embankment Road. The route for the Aquarium and Barbican Car Park (main parking for the Aquarium) is signposted from here.

Public Transport Directions

From the city centre, catch Citybus 25 to the Mayflower Steps.



  • Gift Shop


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Self-service restaurant with panoramic views over harbour, serving hot and cold snacks and refreshments.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 100
  • No Smoking Attraction

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.