Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£13.50 per person per day
Child£9.50 per person per day
Disabled Adult / Carer£11.50 per person per day
Disabled Child£8.50 per person per day
Family of 3 (2A + 1C)£27.50 per ticket
Family of 4 (2A + 2C)£29.95 per ticket
Family of 5 (2A + 3C)£34.95 per ticket
Family of 6 (2A + 4C)£39.95 per ticket
Senior£11.50 per person per day
Student£11.50 per person per day

Discounted ticket are available if visitors book online in advance via the website. See site for full website details.

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Jan 2025)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* Christmas Opening Times:
The Oceanarium is open daily from 10am, last admission 5pm closing 6pm
With the exception of the following over the Christmas holiday:
Christmas Day – CLOSED
Christmas Eve & New Years Eve – Open from 10am. Last admission at 3pm, closing at 4pm.
Boxing Day & New Years Day - Open from 11am. Last admission at 4pm, closing at 5pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
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West Beach
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH2 5AA
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Tel01202 311993

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1111
    • Very Good
      1112
    • Average
      664
    • Poor
      208
    • Terrible
      97

    Recent Reviews:

    • Roy V
      Leatherhead, United Kingdom
      Well worth a visit - but go early or late.
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 25th March 2024
      We enjoyed our return visit despite the 50% increase in the ticket price for concessions (£14 online) since last year. We also noticed that the tanks were not as clean and that there were fewer... Read full review
    • danb333
      Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Cheap Quality Aquarium
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 26th March 2024
      I was a little unsure of going here as a family of four was £35 but so glad we did. The normal kind of stuff you'd expect to see at an aquarium but with a slightly different take on some of the... Read full review
    • Wander04671705416
      Rainham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Small and different
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th April 2024
      Good rainy day activity. Smallish- what you’d expect for the size of the place. Good variety of exhibits. Cafe had good views of the sea too Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is A35. A338 Wessex Way follow signs. The nearest pay and display car parks are located just a few minutes walk away from the Oceanarium: Bath Road South, Bath Road North and the BIC car park. Coaches can drop off their passengers in the turning area behind the Oceanarium, next to the BIC, just a minute walk from the Oceanarium

    Public Transport Directions

    By bus: Frequent buses running from Bournemouth Railway Station into Bournemouth Town Centre (via Yellow Buses): from Bus Stop 6 - number 3,4a, 4b, 4d, 5a, 5b & 6. The two main bus companies operating in Bournemouth and its surrounding towns are Yellow Buses and More Buses. The closest bus stop to the Oceanarium are situated on Bath Road (less than a minute away), Westover Road (less than five minutes) and Bournemouth Square/Town Centre (a five minute walk through Bournemouth Gardens). By train: Bournemouth Train Station is the main railway station serving the town of Bournemouth. It is just over one mile away from the Oceanarium, approximately a 20 minute walk. A taxi and bus station is immediately accessible upon exiting through railway platforms 3 and 4.

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