Public Aquaria (Marine)

(British Isles)



 
 

List of Aquaria and Interpretation Centres open to the public displaying marine life

ALPHABETICAL ORDER ( entries marked with an asterisk * are not confirmed to be still presenting marine life displays )



 
 
 
 
Anglesey Sea Zoo 01248 430411
Anstruther Fishing Museum *  
Axmouth Sea Discovery Centre, Devon (east)  Web Site 01297 24774
Beaumaris Marine World, Anglesey CLOSED
Birmingham Sea Life Centre 0121 6436777
Blackpool Sea Life Centre 01253 22445
Blackpool Tower Aquarium the only marine displays are tropical
Bolton Museum Aquarium  (no marine species) 01204 332200
Bournemouth Water Zoo * closed and replaced by Bournemouth Oceanarium
Bournemouth Oceanarium 01202 311993
Brighton Sea Life Centre 01273 604234
Bristol Aquarium 0117 929 8929
Bristol City Museum (incl. Aquarium) 0117 9222 3571
Brixham Aquarium, Devon *  
Chester Zoo Aquarium (no marine displays?) 01244 380 280
Clacton "Living Ocean"   (Summer only, on the Pier) 01255 421115 
Ellesmore Port, Cheshire  "Blue Planet"  
Exeter Sea Horse Nature Aquarium closed, now at  National Aquarium, Plymouth
Forest Hill, SE London, Horniman's Museum 0181 699 2339
Fort William (Scotland)  "Ocean Frontier" CLOSED
Gairloch Marine Life Centre  (Ross-shire, west coast of Scotland) 01445 712636
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre 01493 330631
Guernsey Aquarium, St. Peter Port. 01481 723301 
Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Cornwall  
Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium  
Hull: The Deep 01482 381000
Hunstanton Sea Life Centre 01485 533 576
Jersey, Fort Regent, St. Helier  
Kew Gardens (for Seaweeds)  
Kimmeridge Bay Interpretation Centre, Dorset 
(with live underwater video camera)
 
Liverpool Museum Aquarium 0151 207 0001
Loch Lomond Aquarium Sea Life, Balloch 01389 721500
Logan Fish Pond Marine Life Centre, Port Logan, Stranraer 
(see December 1998 Aquarist & Pondkeeper)
01776 860300
London Aquarium, South Bank 0171 967 8000
London Zoo Aquarium 0171 722 3333
Looe Aquarium, Cornwall  CLOSED 
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium No telephone (land line)
Macduff Marine Aquarium, Banff, Scotland 01261 833369
Mallaig Marine World, W Scotland  
Maryport, Lake District Coast Aquarium  Official Web Site 01900 817760
Mevagissey Aquarium, Cornwall 01726 843305
Millport Biological Station, Cumbrae 0147 553 581
Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium, Cornwall  
Oban Sea Life Centre, W Scotland 01631 720386
Orkney Marine-Life Aquarium 01856 831700
Paignton Aquarium, Devon  
Penzance Aquarium, Cornwall 01736 64857
Plymouth Marine Biological Assoc. of the UK closed    01752 222772 
Plymouth: National Aquarium        Link to Official Site Tel: 01752 600301
Poole Harbour Aquarium, Dorset closed in September 2002
Portaferry "Exploris" Aquarium, N Ireland 012477 28062
Portsmouth Blue Reef Aquarium (023) 928 75222
Queensferry "Deep Sea World", 
North Fife, Nr Forth Bridge, Scotland   Link to Official Site
01383 411 880
Rhyl Sea Life Centre, N Wales 01745 344660
Scarborough Sea Life Centre 01723 376125
Seahouses Marine Life & Fishing Heritage Centre, Northumberland  01665 721257
Skyreburn Aquarium, Scotland closed
Southend Sea Life Adventure 01702 442211 
St. David's Marine Life Centre, SW Wales closed
St. Andrews Aquarium, Scotland 01334 474786
St. David's Oceanarium, SW Wales  01437 720453
Swansea Aquarium, SW Wales *  
Tenby "Silent World" Aquarium, SW Wales 01834 844498
Torquay "Aqualand", Devon 01803 294439
Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium (0191) 258 1031
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Coastal Visitors Centre 01983 855400
Wembury Marine Centre, Devon  Interpretation Centre 01752 862538
Weston-super-Mare SeaQuarium, Somerset 01934 613361
Weymouth Aquarium closed
Weymouth Sea Life Centre, Dorset 01305 788255
Whitstable Oyster & Fishery Exhibition 01227 272003
Windemere "Aquarium of the Lakes" 015395 30153
Yarmouth, Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium, Isle of Wight  Official Web Site 01983  760283
Skegness Natureland 01754 764345
Ilfracombe Aquarium 01271 864533 

 

EIRE  (Entries are incomplete)



 
 
 
 
 
Bray:  National Sea Life Centre, Co. Wicklow 01 2866939
Email Address
Dingle Oceanworld (also known as Marabeo  = living sea in Irish), Dingle, Co. Kerry EMail:marabeo@iol.ie
Tel: 00 353 66 9152111
Fax: 00 353 66 9152155
Dublin Sea Life Centre 00 + (01)-2866940
Fenit Sea World, Co. Galway CLOSED
Galway (Galway Atlantiquarium)
Irish National Aquarium
00 + 091 - 585100
Lahinch Sea World 00 + 065 81900
Letterfrack, "Ocean's Alive", Co. Clare  
Wicklow Bay Sea Life Centre, Co. Kerry 
(The Old National Aquarium)
 

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NAUSICAÄ - French National Sea Experience Center
http://www.nausicaa.fr/links/
 
 
 

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