Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Tuesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Wednesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Thursday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Sunday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Take a read through our blogs; filled with interesting facts and fun pictures. Enjoy our feast of information dedicated to animals and the water they call home.

Learn about conservation work, both what we are doing and what you can do to help!

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

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 ...

Tynemouth Aquarium’s outdoor areas are re-open!

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 ...

8 Clever Fish Species That Use Camouflage to Survive in the Ocean

8 Clever Fish Species That Use Camouflage to Survive in the Ocean

Here are 8 of our favourite fish that use camouflage to survive in the ocean, some of which you can ...

Christmas Gift Ideas with Tynemouth Aquarium

Christmas Gift Ideas with Tynemouth Aquarium

Tynemouth Aquarium is the north east’s aquarium. Alongside tropical, venomous and rare animals from all the corners of the globe, ...

Second Temporary Closure for Tynemouth Aquarium

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 ...

The Lethal Nature of Lionfish: What Makes These Fish So Dangerous in the Wild?

The Lethal Nature of Lionfish: What Makes These Fish So Dangerous in the Wild?

To help you get to grips with the incredible lionfish, we’re taking a look at what they are, where they’re ...

What Are the Different Types of Seals and How Can You Tell the Difference?

What Are the Different Types of Seals and How Can You Tell the Difference?

Click here to learn more about seals, including how to spot them in the wild, in our comprehensive guide to ...

Halloween fun for October Half Term

Halloween fun for October Half Term

Sat 24 October – Sun 1 November Come and see our animals being playful with pumpkins this October Half Term at Tynemouth ...

Say What You See: Find the Halloween Films in This Brainteaser

Say What You See: Find the Halloween Films in This Brainteaser

We\'ve put together a devilishly tricky halloween brainteaser, testing your knowledge of scary movies and abstract thinking skills. ...

How Seals Have Evolved Over Time to Survive in The Wild

How Seals Have Evolved Over Time to Survive in The Wild

Here, we’ll take a look at the origins and evolution of seals, introducing the species they evolved from and detail ...

Everything You Need to Know About Starfish

Everything You Need to Know About Starfish

One of the most vibrant, fascinating creatures of its kind, there\'s a lot more to starfish than just their unique ...

Meet the Stonefish: The World’s Deadliest Fish

Meet the Stonefish: The World’s Deadliest Fish

At Tynemouth Aquarium, we know how much our visitors love learning about dangerous species, and the stonefish is right up ...

Dinosaur Day

Dinosaur Day

Saturday 29th August Come and enjoy your Saturday with a ROAR! Pete the Dinosaur is back by popular demand. You ...

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 ...

Tynemouth Aquarium is getting ready to re-open!

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 ...

Tynemouth Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19

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 ...

Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus Statement

Saturday 14th March 2020 Hello Visitor, Tynemouth Aquarium would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can ...

Our new seaview restaurant – Bay and Laurel

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 ...

Tynemouth Aquarium’s Giant Half Term

Tynemouth Aquarium’s Giant Half Term

This half term we are all about new! This past year we have been busy making improvements to your aquarium! ...

Facebook Competition Terms and Conditions

Facebook Competition Terms and Conditions

🎁Competition Time🎁   To celebrate our first weekend we are giving away food and drinks for four at Bay & ...

Looking back at 2019

Looking back at 2019

2019 has been an amazing year. Not only have we re-branded to Tynemouth Aquarium, but we have also made some ...

6 fishy facts about our new River Giants 

6 fishy facts about our new River Giants 

6 fishy facts about our new River Giants  This October marked the opening of our amazing new River Giants exhibition, ...

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium – the new name for Blue Reef Tynemouth. What’s new? There is much more than a ...

10 Things To Do This Summer In Tynemouth

10 Things To Do This Summer In Tynemouth

The waterfront town of Tynemouth is full of great things to do on a day trip this summer. You’ll find ...

Summer 2019 at Blue Reef Tynemouth: What’s On?

Summer 2019 at Blue Reef Tynemouth: What’s On?

The six-week summer holidays are prime time for making memories as a family. But to make sure they’re memorable for ...

The UK’s most beautiful sea creatures (and where to find them)

The UK’s most beautiful sea creatures (and where to find them)

We may have plenty of rays and seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth, but did you know that the UK coastal ...

5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered

5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered

5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered The tiny cotton-top tamarin is one of the smallest primates in the world. At ...

Goodbye to Indra and Gizmo

Goodbye to Indra and Gizmo

It is with a heavy heart we are saying goodbye to our otters. Indra and Gizmo, our Asian Short Clawed ...

Work Experience Placements

Work Experience Placements

Work Experience Placements Interested in a career working with animals? Our work experience placements could be for you. Take a ...

Ghost Fishing Gear

Ghost Fishing Gear

Ghost Fishing Gear Have you heard of ghost fishing gear? We aren’t talking about Casper taking up angling! Ghost fishing ...

Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear

Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear

Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear Recovery update: One lucky seal at our Marine Rescue Centre has been ...

What to do if you spot a seal in the wild

What to do if you spot a seal in the wild

We are very lucky to live in an area which is home to a vast array of wildlife including one ...

Pair of wild seals released back into the wild.

Pair of wild seals released back into the wild.

This week two rescued seals have been released back into the North Sea after treatment at Blue Reef Tynemouth’s Marine ...

Newsletter

Newsletter

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10 Devastating Facts About Ocean Pollution

10 Devastating Facts About Ocean Pollution

The ocean is one of the most expansive and diverse places on earth. It’s one of our most valuable natural ...

Trio of Seals Released back into the wild

Trio of Seals Released back into the wild

This week three grey seal pups have been released back into the wild from the rescue centre at Blue Reef ...

Guidebook – Only £2

Guidebook – Only £2

Our new and improved guidebook is an excellent accompaniment to your visit. The guidebook takes your through our 17 themed ...

Plastic Free Coastlines – Tynemouth

Plastic Free Coastlines – Tynemouth

We are delighted to announce that we have joined Surfers Against Sewage in their Plastic Free Coastlines campaign. Surfers against ...

Seal missing from the Farne Islands recovering at Blue Reef Tynemouth

Seal missing from the Farne Islands recovering at Blue Reef Tynemouth

Every winter hundreds of Grey Seal pups are born on the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland. These adorable ...

Grey Seal Pupping Season Starts At Blue Reef Tynemouth’s Marine Rescue Centre

Grey Seal Pupping Season Starts At Blue Reef Tynemouth’s Marine Rescue Centre

It’s grey seal pupping season and unfortunately that means that some of these pups will be coming into some danger. ...

Seal Pup Rescue

Seal Pup Rescue

This summer, Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth have taken in two young seal pups to their Marine Rescue Centre. Both ...

Rescued Seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth

Rescued Seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth

We currently have two special visitors to the aquarium, a pair of harbour seals, both rescued from the North East’s beaches. ...

7 Things You Need to Know About Rays

7 Things You Need to Know About Rays

Rays (Batoidea) have existed for around 150 million years, and their venom remains deadly even after it leaves their bodies ...

5 Ways You Can Help the Conservation of Tynemouth’s Shoreline

5 Ways You Can Help the Conservation of Tynemouth’s Shoreline

The underwater world is a fascinating place, alive with thousands of sea creatures and plant life, both weird and wonderful. ...

5 Amazing Features of Sharks

5 Amazing Features of Sharks

Known to have a fierce reputation, sharks are one of the most fascinating species to swim in our oceans. We ...

10 Amazing Sea Creatures from Around the World

10 Amazing Sea Creatures from Around the World

Our oceans are full of fascinating creatures and we’re still discovering incredible facts about them every day. We’ve listed some ...

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