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National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
Find out what you can do to help save our oceans at National Marine Aquarium, the country's largest aquarium. A visit to the site, which boasts Europe’s deepest tank, takes you on a journey from the local waters of Plymouth all the way to the Great Barrier Reef on the other side of the world. This self-funded facility is dedicated to research, education, and conservation, and aims to raise awareness about the challenges our oceans face today and the ways in which we can help to ensure their future. Interactive dive shows are available daily, along with educational talks, presentations, and free activities designed specifically for families with small kids. Check the website for special events and advance ticket options. See National Marine Aquarium and all Plymouth has to offer by arranging your trip with our Plymouth vacation generator.
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  • First thing I would say would be to go early in the week of your stay, if your on holiday locally then you can make use of the repeat admission for free that you are given. If you do that then it does...  read more »
  • Fantastic knowledgeable guides certainly knew their science. Very interesting, entertaining and with a wow factor. The Atlantic tank was huge and it was amazing to get so close to the creatures within...  read more »
  • Popped in for an afternoon whilst in Plymouth, was lovely, really well laid out, spacious and calm. We were fortunate to have a free entrance ticket, if not think tickets are pricey but then you can r...  read more »
  • Very large place and takes a while to get around which is great. You start on the top floor and work your way down. There are staff always near to answer any questions. There are also many feeding sessions for the animals for you to see and commentary by the staff to give you an insight to the animals. Very big room half way through to stop for lunch while looking into a HUGE tank so a nice view while eating. I highly recommend you visit
  • Quite disappointing. A couple of hours is to much to go through all of it. There are a couple of very large tanks that are interesting but deffinetelly not worth the ticket price. Amazing though for children. Very friendly. A lot of children screaming and running around all the time.
  • Great few hours here. Not big enough for a whole day but is good for those few hours. Good amount of different species and loads of information available.
  • It's ok, usual sort of thing. However it seems that the claimed biggest aquarium in uk is a bit overrated as Bristol's aquarium seems to be bigger and better and it's closer for most of people too.
  • Brilliant place for all ages. Lots to see. the large aquarium tank is amazing. Took my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, she loved it!
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