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National Marine Aquarium
The National Marine Aquarium is a registered charity committed to promoting a sympathetic understanding of the sea through programmes of education, conservation and research. We welcome 300,000 visitors per year, including 30,000 school students. Our awe-inspiring exhibits, featuring marine animals from near and far, provide an environment that intrigues, inspires and motivates our visitors to engage with our conservation messages and hopefully do their bit to help protect the marine environment.
Discover an underwater world at the UK’s largest aquarium – starting with the largest native exhibition in the UK – encounter the fish you’ve never heard of and the many more mysterious animals that live on our doorstep. As you dive deeper into the Aquarium, our Eddystone Reef tank will blow your mind with the UK’s largest single-tank viewing panel.
Meet our nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks and a 32-year-old lemon shark – is the deepest in the UK, with 2.5million litres of water. The Atlantic Ocean tank is also home to massive rays and Friday the charismatic green turtle – if you see them, don’t forget to take a selfie! Don’t forget the fantastic smaller displays, from Lionfish to family favourites such as Clownfish and some very, very smiley Pufferfish. There’s much more to discover along the way so why not take a plunge and see for yourself! We also have daily shows running throughout the Aquarium from opening to closing, including the 2pm dive show!