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Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium

Pier Approach
West Beach

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Telephone:+44 (0)1202 311993

Penguins in the beach retreat at The Oceanarium

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.50 per ticket
Child 3-15£8.50 per ticket
Children under 3 yearsFree
Disabled Adult/Carer£9.95 per ticket
Disabled Child£7.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 1 child)£24.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 2 children)£29.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 3 children)£34.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 4 children)£39.95 per ticket
Senior Citizen£10.50 per ticket
Student (16yrs + ID)£10.50 per ticket

Prices stated valid when purchasing on the door. Discounted ticket prices are available if visitors book online in advance via the website. Annual memberships also available.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Peter B
      Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      enjoyable visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st September 2018
      A clean and well presented exhibit. An interesting talk by the guy feeding the Otters. The glass sides to the Tanks were kept clean so didn't obscure seeing the sea life. Read full review
    • Rianna A
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Nice visit, fairly small
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 20th September 2018
      We had a lovely time wandering around and reading all the Information and watching the sea life. We were there a couple of hours, make sure you take your time or you’ll do it very quickly! The... Read full review
    • Michaela M
      Trip Type:
      Nice place to pass a some time
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 19th September 2018
      Quite a small aquarium and doesn't take too long to walk around, probably spent around 45 minutes in there in total and that was going back and forth a little bit too. The turtle was definitely the... Read full review


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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    The Oceanarium is situated on Bournemouth seafront adjacent to Bournemouth Pier, a short walk from the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).  From the A338 Wessex Way, follow the brown tourist signs to Oceanarium, Pier and beaches or BIC.

    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.

    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.



    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


    • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe with outdoor seating area overlooking pier and seafront. Starbucks Coffee, hot and cold snacks and meals. Open from 9am.

    Children & Infants

    • Facilities for children - Family changing room, highchairs available in café and Kids Play Zone

    Establishment Features

    • Cater for groups - For 10+ people pre-book tickets at least 48 hours in advance to receive group rates
    • Event Venue - Available for private hire outside of normal opening hours
    • Open All Year
    • Shop
    • Toilets

    Key Features

    • Families
    • Groups
    • Indoor Attraction
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Parking & Transport

    • On Bus Route

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Special group rates - Discounted rates for pre-booked groups of 10 or more

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted - Special school rates available when pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance and subject to availability.
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Interactive sessions available for groups of 10+ paying visitors, pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance. Subject to availability, not available during school holidays.

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10 paying visitors.

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted

    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    Opening 2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

    * The Oceanarium is open daily from 10am throughout the year, except for 25 December. Closing times vary, please check website before visiting.

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