Opening Times

Our Opening Times

The aquarium is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day).

Save money when you book in advance. You will always find the best prices online.

Opening Times

Weekends, Bank Holidays & Peak Dates: 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

Weekdays (Off-peak): 10.00-16.00 (last entry 15.00)

Peak dates are as follows:

  • February 20th-24th
  • April 10th -21st
  • May 29th-June 2nd
  • July 24th-September 2nd
  • October 23rd-27th
  • December 26th-29th

All other dates are off-peak.

 

Date

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

February 20th - 24th

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

 

February 25th – April 9th

10.00-16.00 (last entry 15.00)

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

April 10th - 21st

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

April 22nd – May 28th

10.00-16.00 (last entry 15.00)

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

May 29th - June 2nd

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

 

June 3rd – July 23rd

10.00-16.00 (last entry 15.00)

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

July 24th - September 2nd

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

September 3rd – October 22nd

10.00-16.00 (last entry 15.00)

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

October 23rd - 27th

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

 

October 28th – December 24th

10.00-16.00 (last entry 15.00)

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

December 25th

Closed

December 26th - 29th

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

 

December 30th – 31st

10.00-16.00 (last entry 15.00)

10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)

 

  • Please note that from 1st – 10th November our gift shop will be located in our downstairs classroom due to annual maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Please be aware that due to our limited capacity, we strongly advise all guests to book online tickets in advance of their visit, particularly when planning to visit during weekends or school holidays.

  • Guests with pre-booked tickets are guaranteed entry and will be given priority over guests who arrive with no tickets, who may have to wait to be admitted due to our limited capacity.

  • During weekends and holiday periods, please be aware that there may be a waiting time to enter the attraction. The attraction is busiest between 11am and 3pm.

  • To avoid the wait and to guarantee your entrance into the attraction, pre-book a timed ticket either online or over the phone by calling 0871 423 2110*

 

Picking up a Merlin Annual Pass and want to pick up your pass outside of our normal opening hours? Email us with your requested time and we'll do our best to accommodate.

 

Don’t forget, tickets might be cheaper outside of the peak hours! 

*calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras.