National Marine Aquarium

Zoos and Aquaria

The National Marine Aquarium is Britain's biggest aquariumm with the UK's deepest tank, and is a self funded charity. The aquarium opened in 1998 and is divided into 4 main zones: Plymouth Sound, British Coasts, Atlantic Ocean and Blue Planet. A visit to the aquarium takes you on a journey from the local waters of Plymouth across the world to the Great Barrier Reef. Discover Sand Tiger sharks, a submerged replica WW2 seaplane, and Snorkel, a Loggerhead Turtle who was found on a Cornish beach and rehabilitated.

Conservation, research and education are the Aquarium's key principles and the detailed exhibits and displays, talks, and interactive dive show are all there to educate visitors as well as entertaining them with the beauty of the underwater ocean world.

There is a 4D cinema where you can be immersed in what life is like under the waves, and the H2O Creative Centre keeps kids occupied with arts and crafts during school holidays and at weekends. The aquarium also has a shop and restaurant.


Places to visit nearby

Plymouth, the largest city in the South West, has beautiful scenery, a wealth of attractions and a fascinating maritime history.

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