National Marine Aquarium

Explore the oceans this Father’s Day with the National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is celebrating Father’s Day with a special boat trip to explore the famous Plymouth Sound. This Sunday, dads and their families are being invited to join the Aquarium’s team of marine biologists and ocean conservationists to discover the wonders of our oceans and learn more about its habitat and the animals which live in it.

The Plymouth Sound is one of...

World Ocean Day for Schools: Dive in, discover, celebrate

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is leading the way to help kick-start conversation about our oceans this World Ocean Day (8 June 2018), with the World Ocean Day for Schools initiative.

World Ocean Day for Schools is a day to celebrate the role the ocean plays in all of our lives, to learn more about our blue planet and to start conversation between children, parents, teachers and...

Join the National Marine Aquarium for its special 20th birthday events

In celebration of its 20th birthday, the National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth will be holding a series of special events to commemorate its work and inspire new audiences about our oceans and their importance for a healthy planet.

It has been 20 years since the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the NMA in 1988, since then, the NMA has been instrumental in connecting people...

The National Marine Aquarium partners with local special schools

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) has partnered with two local Plymouth schools for students with complex needs to offer tailored visits to assist with their learning and development.

Students from Mount Tamar Special School (aged 5-16) and Longcause Community Special School (aged 8-16) will visit the NMA via a series of scheduled sessions. Led by the NMA's Discovery and Learning...

Explore the oceans with the National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is pleased to announce it will be offering boat trips to explore the famous Plymouth Sound from April. Setting off from Shepards Wharf, visitors will join the Aquarium’s team of marine biologists and ocean conservationists to discover the wonders of our oceans and learn more about its habitat and the animals which live in it.

The Plymouth Sound is one of...

Easter holiday games at the National Marine Aquarium will be Ray-ly fun!

This Easter, the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth will be celebrating its family friendly ‘Shark and Ray Easter Games’. Running from 31st March - 15th April, the activities will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about sharks and their winged cousins, rays.

Visitors to the Aquarium will be able to take part in fun challenges and activities in an Ocean Olympics trail,...

National Marine Aquarium joins the campaign to Refill Devon

The National Marine Aquarium has joined over 30 local business in Plymouth to support the Refill Devon campaign.

‘Refill’ is one of the fastest growing and successful bottle refill schemes around the country. The practical tap water campaign aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street.

The National...

A fin-tastic day for young Plymouth carers

To celebrate this year’s Young Carers Day on Thursday 25 January, the National Marine Aquarium was pleased to host a special visit for a group of young carers from Plymouth.

An annual event, Young Carers Day recognises the incredible contribution of 700,000 young people across the UK who provide valuable care and support and is promoted by the Carers Trust.

The National...

Volvo Ocean Race crew member Henry Bomby appointed Ocean Ambassador by the National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is delighted to welcome professional sailor Henry Bomby (26) as a National Marine Aquarium 'Ocean Ambassador’.

Competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, which sees seven crews sail around the world, Henry's participation goes beyond sailing. As part of the Turn the Tide on Plastic team, Henry and his crew mates are supporting scientific research by collecting...

5 Star Wrestling brings live TV wrestling show to Plymouth

5 Star Wrestling has announced a live TV wrestling special at the Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday, February 22.

Tickets have gone on sale for a huge event to be headlined by Plymouth wrestler 'The English Lion' Eddie Ryan and former WWE superstars Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam, Carlito and Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) and ITV Love Island reality star and pro wrestler Adam Maxted.

The...

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