Plymouth Aquarium Parking
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Plymouth Aquarium, or as it is known, The National Marine Aquarium (NMA), has over 5,000 animals of the ocean and breath-taking exhibits separated into 4 zones, taking visitors into a journey around the world's oceans. It is the largest aquarium in the whole of the UK.
Plymouth Aquarium opened its doors in 1998 and is situated in Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, widely recognised as the ocean city of Britain. The charity Ocean Conservative Trust runs the aquarium and is hugely devoted towards connecting individuals to the ocean.
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is home to the UK’s only biggest and deepest tank, the largest natural exhibit and the grandest viewing panel of a single nature. It is home to approximately 5,000 animals and around 400 different species.
The city of Plymouth itself encompasses an array of facilities, attractions and a vast variety of accommodation and is a destination perfect for those seeking both short breaks as well as day trips. It is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer. The harbour where the Aquarium sits, boasts numerous marinas, eateries and fish markets. It is also home to the Mayflower steps, known to be the set off point of the pilgrim fathers in 1620 as they set sail to the New World.
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Parking at Plymouth Aquarium
Parking at Plymouth Aquarium is available on the side of the bridge where the aquarium sits in, at the Sutton Harbour car park. This is a long stay car park. Alternatively there is a car park situated on the opposite side (Barbican side), of the footbridge, postcode: PL1 2JW.
It is important to take note that Sutton Harbour Carpark pay and display is privately operated and run by Britannia car parks. Suggested time spent at the aquarium is 3 hours or more and the cost of this for parking is £4.50, with 1 hour being £1.50. For more information see Britannia parking https://www.britannia-parking.co.uk/
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Plymouth Train Station is approximately a 30 minute walk from the aquarium. For train fares and routes, see www.thetrainline.com for more information. (Make sure to keep your ticket from your journey in order to get a 10% discount upon entry to the aquarium.)
The buses, 1, 12, 2, 2A, 21, 27, 48, 176 and GOLD, have routes that pass near to or at the National Marine Aquarium Plymouth from either the train station or city centre.
(Make sure to keep your ticket from your journey in order to get a 10% discount upon entry to the aquarium.)
The postcode that can be put into a satnav or google maps is PL4 0DX. The suggested route is via the A38 on the way to Marsh Mills, close to Sainsburys, following on the A374 Embankment road and the Aquarium and Harbour car park is then signposted from this point.
The aquarium, which is in the vicinity of Coxside can be found by following white and brown fish signs; these should be easily spotted on all roads entering the city.
Disabled Parking in Plymouth Aquarium
The aquarium provides 3 parking spaces that have been allocated for drivers who are disabled. All of which are situated towards the rear of the Aquarium, from Lockeys Quay, Plymouth. The postcode that is compliant with sat navs is PL4 0DX, bringing you to the rear entrance of the aquarium, with disabled parking spaces being clearly located behind the aquarium to the right hand side.
For more information on the accessibility of Plymouth Aquarium for those disabled, visit their website https://www.national-aquarium.co.uk
To search for a disabled car park that is closest to Plymouth Aquarium, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in and Plymouth. The closest ones to Plymouth Aquarium are:
- Queen Anne’s Mariana
- Drake Circus Leisure Complex
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Where is Plymouth Aquarium?
It is located at the following address: National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth, PL4 0LF
When is the Plymouth Aquarium open?
The aquarium is open every day apart from Christmas day (25th December) and boxing day (26th December) from 10am to 5pm.
How much does it cost to go to Plymouth Aquarium?
Ticket prices are as follows, this table is available from the NMA website by following link ticket prices.
- Adult [16 – 59 years]: £19.50
- Child [3 – 15 years]: £14.40
- Family [1Adult + 2Children]: £45.00
Is Plymouth Aquarium wheelchair friendly?
Yes, the Plymouth Aquarium works hard to be able to offer access for all and has numerous ramps and lifts throughout the aquarium. There are also wheelchairs available (albeit limited), on a first come, first serve basis.
Is there free parking at Plymouth Aquarium?
There is no free parking available at the aquarium, however the Sutton harbour car park, which a feeder to the aquarium is accessible to park at for around £4.50 for 3 hours.
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