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Kelly Tarlton’s Celebrates 30 Years

  • Wednesday 19th November 2014

It is nearly 30 years since Kelly Tarlton brought his dream of an aquarium to life. In January 2015 we are celebrating our 30th anniversary and we are inviting everyone to send in photos, videos and memories of themselves at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium.

A selection of memories will be displayed on a special memory wall at the aquarium, to be unveiled in January.

In April 1984 construction began on the 2.4 metre-diameter tunnel and moving platform walkways. Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World opened on the 25th of January 1985. Kelly aimed to have 200,000 visitors to the aquarium within the first year, but just within seven weeks after opening Kelly Personally greeted the 100,000th visitor.

The aquarium has continued to be a success and we would love to hear what your best memory of Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium is.

Please submit your memory by going to