Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Here at Blue Planet Aquarium we pride ourselves on being a great day out for all the family and our space is designed with access for everyone in mind.

We’ve been recognised by ‘The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain’ as the UK’s Finest Aquarium, and our facilities include: 

  • Free admission for full time carers on a 1:1 basis
  • Dedicated accessible parking
  • Lift access to each floor
  • Ramps throughout the attraction
  • Accessible toilets throughout the building
  • Wheelchair hire (£10 returnable deposit)

Blue Planet Aquarium operates the standard admission policy that any paying visitor, standard, junior, or concession with special needs can be accompanied by one carer free of charge – providing that the carer can present proof of carer status* on arrival at Reception. Without proof of carer status standard admission entry charges apply. We recognise ‘proof of carer’ status as ID badge, signed letter from employer highlighting carer status or a letter from Department for Work & Pensions.

A visitor under 90cm with a carer would purchase a junior admission ticket with the carer admitted free of charge.

We also offer selected days for our autistic guests with fewer visitor numbers to ensure lower noise levels and allow young explorers increased movement around our exhibits. Get in touch with us to find out more about our enhanced accessibility dates.

We’re always looking for ways we can improve our visitors experience with us, if you have any suggestions or specific queries relating to your trip please contact us on 0151 357 8804 or email 

Deep sea dining

Join us at the Nautilus Kitchen

We offer variety of hot and cold food and drinks. Where else can you admire sea life while enjoying your lunch?

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