"The National Marine Aquarium" Top 5 Page for this destination Plymouth Things to Do Tip by Maeniel

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If you like the ocean and everything associated, first of all, well done, for choosing Plymouth!! Secondly, give this place a look. It is not over expensive costing £8.75 for adults and you get the free reign of the place.

There are plenty of activities on all day long and the entire aquarium has a lot of interactive features, so even the little ones stay entertained when they cannot see the small, hidden fish.

Just recently, the NMA was part of a scheme to create Britains first man-made reef, sinking the HMS Scylla, a Leander class Frigate in Whitsand Bay, just off Cornwalls coast. There is a wealth of information following the developments of this inside the aquarium.

I didn't (couldn't!) count how many species of marine life there is there, but they cover all the favourites (Sharks, Sea-Horses, You name it!) from many different habitats, including the Atlantic Reefs & Mediterranean Sea.

It now leads the way with marine scientific research and does a great deal of exciting work for the good of the oceans.

Please do not take flash photographs though, as it can damage the wildlife.

I cannot recommend this place enough...

Address: Rope Walk, Coxside / The Barbican
Directions: From the Barbican Water-front, cross over the pedestrian bridge in Sutton Harbour. Or ask directions. Everybody knows it.

It is also well signposted from when you first enter Plymouth, so just follow those, though parking can be difficult.

Phone: +44 (0) 1752 600 301
Website: http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/

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