Opening Times

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

We’re elated to be opening our doors once again!

On Monday 17th May, Tynemouth Aquarium will be re-opening its doors to welcome visitors once again. Visitors can expect to get up close to our impressive River Giants and enjoy our recently refurbished Bay and Laurel Restaurant. Plus come and see what we’ve been up to in our Seal Hospital too! General Manager, Sharon Hedley … Continued

Tynemouth Aquarium’s outdoor areas are re-open!

We are pleased to announce we’ll be opening our restaurant, shop and outdoor areas everyday from 12th April! In line with government guidelines, the aquarium itself will remain closed, however we will be opening our restaurant, shop and outdoor areas including seal enclosure and children’s play area! Bay and Laurel Restaurant Our Bay and Laurel … Continued

Second Temporary Closure for Tynemouth Aquarium

Tynemouth Aquarium will sadly close its doors once again in response to the country’s second lockdown. Our Bay and Laurel Restaurant will remain open for takeaway services. The aquarium will close to the public from Thursday 5th November in line with the National lockdown, in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across … Continued

Tynemouth Aquarium is the plaice to be!

Tynemouth Aquarium re-opened its doors on Saturday 4th July and is pleased to report the weekend went swimmingly! The North East’s Aquarium is ready to welcome visitors once again to marvel their hundreds of aquatic creatures including seals, sharks and seahorses.

Tynemouth Aquarium is getting ready to re-open!

The team at Tynemouth Aquarium are working hard behind the scenes to get ready to safely re-open our doors under new strict COVID-19 health and safety procedures. Safety is our highest priority, and we are meticulously reviewing your journey around the aquarium to minimise risk without compromising our unique underwater experience. Our Bay and Laurel … Continued

Tynemouth Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19

Tynemouth Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors, Tynemouth Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Aquarium will be closed to the public starting 22/03/2020. While there have been … Continued

Coronavirus Statement

Saturday 14th March 2020 Hello Visitor, Tynemouth Aquarium would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all of our visitors in response to ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation. We want you to feel as safe and comfortable as possible when you visit us. We are operating … Continued

Our new seaview restaurant – Bay and Laurel

Bay & Laurel is Tynemouth’s newest sea front restaurant based at Tynemouth Aquarium. The restaurant is open to the general public as well as aquarium visitors and is dog friendly too. Bay & Laurel serves great food and drink in beautiful surroundings with stunning sea views. In the summer the restaurant will open up with … Continued

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium – the new name for Blue Reef Tynemouth. What’s new? There is much more than a new name – we have completely renovated the outside of the building, modernising how it looks and ensuring the building is ready for plenty more British winters! Inside we have installed new toilets making them … Continued

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