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National Marine Aquarium Plymouth

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Plymouth Marine Aquarium

Plymouth is known as Britain's Ocean City, so it is unsurprising that the largest aquarium in UK is here. The National Marine Aquarium is a charity dedicated to ocean conservation, education programmes, research and connecting people. The friendly experience is fun for all ages. 

The impressive building and underwater world is found in Sutton Harbour of The Barbican, with fantastic views of Plymouth Sound. 

With over 4,000 animals to meet, including sharks, stingrays, octopuses, jellyfish and a cheeky turtle. The Atlantic Ocean exhibit has the deepest and largest tank in the UK, holding a whopping 2.5 million litres of water. As well as the live talks, there are several places around the aquarium where you can watch educational videos about marine life and its conservation. You don’t have to be in a rush during your visit; in each zone, there are seats where you can sit and watch the fish for as long as you like.

National Aquarium Hours

The National Marine Aquarium is open every day except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day between 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm).

National Marine Aquarium Tickets

Adult from £20.50
Child from £10.25
Senior from £18.50
Student from £15.50
Under 3s - Free

All-day tickets come with a free 12-month pass, so pay once and return as much as you like throughout the year!

Further information


Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Hotels near the National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is a 19-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth. National Marine Aquarium Parking - you can park on the Aquarium side of the bridge in the Sutton Harbour Car Park or car parks on the Barbican side of the footbridge. Both are pay and display. Alternatively, it would take around 45 minutes on public transport, with regular buses going from outside the hotel. Or 27 minutes by bike. Did you know we're a cycle-friendly hotel?   

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized bedrooms, including rooms that can sleep up to four adults or a family. In fact, under 12s stay for free. Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers.

Make a Reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Plymouth Restaurant

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after a day of exploring Plymouth. Every day the team serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. An early-bird dining menu starts at 4pm and you can indulge on 3 courses for £25

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquins Gin and Plymouth Gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 cocktails.

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or fishbone@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online:


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