SEA LIFE Brighton


The world's oldest operating aquarium is right on the sea-front!  With amazing exhibits, you can see how fish and marine creatures live beneath the waves, plus there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with local conservation projects.

Visit the Aquarium website

What makes it special

  • The world's oldest aquarium
  • Get involved with conservation

Opening Times

Open Daily from 10:00

Closing times (last admission 1 hour earlier):
1st Jannuary to 12th April - 16:00 (except half-term 17:00)
13th April to 30th June - 17:00 (except half-term 18:00)
July Monday to Friday - 17:00
July Weekends - 18:00
20th July to 8th September - 18:00
9th September to 31st December - 16:00 (except half-term 17:00)


From £10.50

see Sea Live Ticket Price web page for full details

Hostels nearby

YHA Brighton Bar

YHA Brighton

Free wi-fi
24 hour access
En suite rooms available
YHA Eastbourne Exterior

YHA Eastbourne

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available
YHA Exclusive Hire

SEA LIFE Brighton

Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB

Map references

OS Map: 198

OS Grid Ref: TQ314038

Lat/Lng: 50.819573, -0.1353512

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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The Lanes

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Royal Pavilion

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Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

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Walking and Rambling in Brighton

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Watersports in Brighton

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Amberley Museum

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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle

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Arundel Wetland Centre

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