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Groups at National Marine Aquarium

Rope Walk
Coxside
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 0DX

Tel: 0844 893 7938

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Close up of a Sea Turtle at National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, UK

About us

Visit the UK's largest Aquarium and be amazed by our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. The National Marine Aquarium is a registered charity committed to promoting a sympathetic understanding of the sea through programmes of education, conservation and research.

Your journey will take you across the world's oceans, from the shores of Plymouth to the coral reefs of the tropics. We have over 70 sharks from more than ten different species. The sharks on display range in size from the small dogfish to the large Sand Tiger Sharks. Our hosts deliver an action-packed talk schedule, including our not-to-be-missed interactive dive show at 2:00 pm daily.

Aquarium Boat Trips in Plymouth Sound

In 2022r, the NMA is exploring the UK’s first National Marine Park, setting sail on selected dates throughout the year. Our Ocean Discovery Rangers will help you discover our British wildlife, from big to small, as well as the history of Plymouth’s stunning natural harbour. Our boat trips are open to everyone, so why not learn something new with our dedicated team of Ocean conservationists in 2022.

Our boat trips depart on selected dates at 10:30am, from the historic Barbican (from the Barbican Landing Stage). Meet our Ocean Discovery Rangers outside the Aquarium at 10am, then head over to the Silver Crest, where our crew will take us for an hour’s adventure on the waves.

See website for details Aquarium Boat Trips in Plymouth Sound - National Marine Aquarium (national-aquarium.co.uk)

For more information please contact 0844 893 7938 or visit www.national-aquarium.co.uk

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Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Manual wheelchairs available free of charge, first come, first served basis
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - 3 allocated disabled parking spaces at rear of Aquarium off Lockyers Quay.
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • 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
  • Min group size - 10
  • No Smoking Attraction

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • 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.

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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.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes

* Open everyday (excluding Christmas and Boxing Day)

Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00* (Last entry at 16:00).

*Open Daily - during holiday periods Aquarium may be open later, check website for details

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