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 2022 - 31 Jan 2023)
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
Pier Approach
West Beach
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH2 5AA
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Tel01202 311993

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1073
    • Very Good
      1087
    • Average
      647
    • Poor
      195
    • Terrible
      89

    Recent Reviews:

    • Lil_CD
      Berkshire, United Kingdom
      Could be better
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 23rd June 2022
      I wasn't overly impressed with Bournemouth Oceanarium. A fairly small venue, so you don't expect to see lots, but I did think some of the tanks were a bit small for the inhabitants. The electronic... Read full review
    • KirbyJC
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Rude and obnoxious members of staff
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th June 2022
      The reception on arrival was OK. However after walking around and observing the various enclosures, we then entered the gift shop. During this time we were guided to the offer of a family photograph... Read full review
    • Ally24683
      Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Small but fun, worth a visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 29th June 2022
      I really enjoyed the aquarium. It's quite small but nicely set out. The tunnel was fun and there was lots to look at.The cafe was nice and I would go again. 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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