National Marine Aquarium

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National Marine Aquarium

Home to over 4,000 Ocean animals just waiting to meet you, the NMA will take you on a voyage around the world via our Ocean, giving you the opportunity to connect with our amazing blue planet. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Barrier Reef, immerse yourself in this underwater world and explore the wonders of our Ocean from the NMA’s team of entertaining and engaging experts along the way.

Have a bite to eat or a coffee overlooking the serene Plymouth Sound at the Waves Café. Pick up themed gifts, toys and souvenirs at the Ocean gift shop or unwind while the kids play at the ‘Loola Land’ Soft Play area which is adjacent to our snack bar. At the UK’s largest Aquarium, there’s truly something for everyone – from toddlers to senior citizens, and everyone in between, the NMA offers a range of enchanting exhibits and activities that are sure to get you enthusiastic about our Ocean.

Open daily from 10-5 with last entry at 4pm

There are daily talks and shows hourly

Family Pass £53.50

Adult £16.95

Child ( 3-15) £12.95

Concessions available for students and OAPs

Why Stay With Us?

If taking a trip to the UK’s largest Aquarium and exploring Plymouth is on your itinerary, then book your stay at Elfordleigh today. Ideally situated in the tranquil and picturesque countryside though just a mere 25-minutes car journey to Plymouth, Elfordleigh is the perfect place for a getaway! Elfordleigh’s amenities are unparalleled, boasting a parkland golf course, spa & leisure centre and acres of natural beauty; it’s the ideal base for families, couples, spa lovers, food lovers, golfers and business guests. Elfordleigh is perfectly located to give you both a city break and a country escape all in one! Take a step back from your everyday lives, relax, regain energy and go home refreshed.



The luxurious and minimalist style of your family room is designed to maximise space for the comfort of your entire family. Each of our spacious family rooms has a large double bed and two twin beds that can comfortably sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children with the option of a younger third child. We are delighted to supply complimentary baby cots for our youngest guests upon request. With fresh white linen sheets, duvets, and large fluffy pillows your family will have a restful sleep.