Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth

The National Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth, UK, is an incredible aquatic attraction that boasts an impressive array of marine life. Visitors can explore 40 different displays that showcase over 400 species of sea creatures, including sharks, rays, seahorses, and many more.

The aquarium’s most popular exhibit is its underwater tunnel, where visitors can immerse themselves in a breathtaking environment surrounded by swimming fish, sharks, and other marine life. Additionally, there are interactive touch pools where visitors can get up close and personal with sea creatures like starfish and crabs.

The National Blue Reef Aquarium is dedicated to conservation and education, offering a range of programs and initiatives aimed at promoting the conservation of marine life. The aquarium also plays a crucial role in rescuing and rehabilitating injured or sick sea turtles, and works to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans and their inhabitants.

Our Exhibits

  • Solent Seas
  • Tropical Treasures
  • Freshwater Fun

Our Animals

  • Seahorse
  • Stingray
  • Clownfish
  • Snapping turtle
  • Archerfish
  • Axolotls
  • Lionfish
  • Porcupine pufferfish
  • Red bellied piranha
  • Regal tang

Opening Times

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


Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3PB

Phone Number

023 9287 5222




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Ticket Price List

Standard (aged 13+)£13.50
Junior (up to 12 years)£10.50
Concession (aged 65+ or student)
Proof required
Toddler (under 3 years)Free
Family (2 Standards & 2 Juniors)£46.00

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Is there car parking?Parking operated by the City Council along the Esplanade
Can I bring my own food?No
Is there food and drink?Café
Is there a toilet?Yes
Can I take my dog?Assistance dogs only

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