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  • Monday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM

Begin your journey by stepping into our Sunken Shipwreck exhibit.

The ship, with its seafaring days long gone, has been taken over by native fish of every description. It’s a hulking remnant of voyages gone wrong, and it’s now become home for a wide range of underwater species.

There are some colourful characters for you to meet. From catsharks to crayfishes, the exhibit is inspired by the UK coastline and its diverse cast of creatures. The exhibit is suitable for all ages, with plenty to explore!

You’ll encounter the smooth-hound shark, with its pointed snout and pack-like mentality (hence why they’re called hounds). Then there’s two fascinating ‘smacks’ of jellyfish!

The Sunken Shipwreck exhibit is also a prime example of the aquarium’s excellent conservation efforts. We replicate the environments that our fish are used to, providing sustainable and long-term homes for all.

Current Water Temp

14 – 17.5 / 57 – 64

Water Type


Climate / Biome


In This Exhibit

25 Species

Where are we?


Favourites In This Exhibit

Look down on our huge native display!

Meet even more animals that prefer the colder waters – in our Ocean Floor exhibit!

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