Research mission statement:

To facilitate and initiate research that contributes to species conservation and the welfare of animals in our care.

SeaQuarium contributes to research in many ways; from allowing researchers access to study animal behaviour or collect physiological measurements to supplying them with biological samples and animal records. We can collaborate in projects initiated by endangered species breeding programmes, other aquariums, national and international conservation bodies and university staff.

SeaQuarium hosts a small number of students from local universities who collect data for Bsc/Msc dissertations on focal topics chosen by the SeaQuarium. We encourage applications from professional researchers and postgraduate students who are involved in projects which are in line with our research mission.

Due to the small number of spaces, students and researchers must apply in advance and go through a formal application and interview process.

All researchers wishing to collaborate with SeaQuarium must fill out a 'Project Proposal Form' and comply with the SeaQuarium 'Research Policy'.


Contact us for further information and our student co-ordinator will respond to your enquiry.


OPEN: Fully Open Daily!

Book Online. Tickets must be purchased in advance of your visit.

Aquarium Prices

£13.50 Adult 
£11.99 Child
£12.50 Senior 
Under 3's Free 
Demonstration ADD ON (only limited availability at peak periods).

Purchase an ADD ON ticket to watch outdoor demonstrations at Seal Cove at 11am, 1pm or 3pm    
All admission to Seal Cove must purchase an Aquarium ticket per paying person.

See our Opening page for further info.

FREE Activity Booklet!

During your visit to the SeaQuarium, don’t forget to take part in our free children’s activity booklet.
Pick up a booklet, find the answers to the questions around SeaQuarium and play some fun games along the way! Children will even receive a sticker at the end of their visit when shown to a member of staff!


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