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

May 12, 2021

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 […]

Tynemouth Aquarium’s outdoor areas are re-open!

April 1, 2021

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 […]

Christmas Gift Ideas with Tynemouth Aquarium

tynemouth seal hospital

November 10, 2020

Tynemouth Aquarium is the north east’s aquarium. Alongside tropical, venomous and rare animals from all the corners of the globe, Tynemouth Aquarium also brings the local Tyne and Wear to life! Check out our seal rescue and rehabilitation centre and join us as we celebrate the release of those seals that make a full recovery. […]

Second Temporary Closure for Tynemouth Aquarium

tynemouth seal

November 3, 2020

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 […]

Halloween fun for October Half Term

October 13, 2020

Sat 24 October – Sun 1 November Come and see our animals being playful with pumpkins this October Half Term at Tynemouth Aquarium! From charismatic monkeys to incredible river giants we love getting into the spirit of Halloween! Keep your eyes peeled for the deadly stonefish – he’s perfectly camouflaged and frighteningly venomous!  

How Seals Have Evolved Over Time to Survive in The Wild

tynemouth seal

September 16, 2020

Here, we’ll take a look at the origins and evolution of seals, introducing the species they evolved from and detail how they adapted over time to survive in their surroundings.

Everything You Need to Know About Starfish

Interesting starfish facts

September 15, 2020

One of the most vibrant, fascinating creatures of its kind, there’s a lot more to starfish than just their unique look. There are all sorts of incredible facts and information about the starfish you might not know about.

Meet the Stonefish: The World’s Deadliest Fish

What is a stonefish

September 15, 2020

At Tynemouth Aquarium, we know how much our visitors love learning about dangerous species, and the stonefish is right up there among the most lethal residents of the deep. Here, we’ll be exploring what makes this fish so formidable.

Dinosaur Day

July 27, 2020

Saturday 29th August Come and enjoy your Saturday with a ROAR! Pete the Dinosaur is back by popular demand. You can mete Pete the T-Rex and his baby dinosaur friends. Pete will be stomping around the aquarium so give him a wave and make sure you take your photo with him too! Meeting Pete is […]

Tynemouth Aquarium is the plaice to be!

July 7, 2020

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.