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3 things worth shouting about:

  1. Brighton’s SEA LIFE opened way back in 1872, making it the world’s oldest aquarium
  2. It was designed by Eugenius Birch (he's the architect who did the West Pier), he did a grand job we have to say
  3. You’ll meet thousands of creatures, from seahorses to stingrays

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What is there to do at SEA LIFE Brighton?

Child enjoying Day and Night at SEALIFE Brighton

Day and Night


Glass Bottom Boat at SEALIFE Brighton

Glass Bottom Boat


Family enjoying Rainforest Adventure at SEALIFE Brighton

Rainforest Adventure


Victorian Arcade at SEA LIFE Brighton

Victorian Arcade

Themed Area

Fish at SEA LIFE Brighton

Conservation Cove

Themed Area

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SEA LIFE Brighton tips and tricks


Lauren says

"Relaxing and informative experience"

Great sensory experience as the lighting is really calm and pretty.

Jerry's user display pic

Jerry says

"Lots to learn about"

The seawater tanks are fed from a tank under the building which comes directly from the sea twice a day!

David's user display pic

David says

"Incredible and historic experience"

The building is absolutely incredible, and apparently it's the worlds oldest aquarium, the lighting is amazing.

What to expect at SEA LIFE Brighton

The world's oldest aquarium (and it's a real looker)

First thing’s first. You want to know about the creatures, right? No one wants to shell out to visit an aquarium where the stars are two goldfish and a tadpole. Don’t worry, you’ll be chuffed with the selection at SEA LIFE Brighton. Think giant turtles, rays, rainforest frogs, sharks and octopuses (or is it ‘octopi’? We can never remember).

SEA LIFE Brighton is split into different areas like the Victorian Arcade (with original vaulted ceilings, architecture fans) and a Rainforest area with amphibious critters and snappy fish. Then there’s the the Day & Night Ocean Experience. It lets you immerse yourself in the 24-hour cycle of a coral reef – from a comfy auditorium seat or on a glass-bottom boat. Go on, get in the boat. You know you want to.

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Facilites you'll find at SEA LIFE Brighton

  • On-site Café(s)
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Pushchair Parking
  • Off-site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Souvenir Photos
  • Designated Smoking Area(s)

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How to get toSEA LIFE Brighton

Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex

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SEA LIFE Brighton Opening Times

Mon - Sun 9:30am - 6pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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SEA LIFE Brighton at a glance

SEA LIFE Brighton is an attraction based in Brighton. It is listed in Aquariums Interactive Experiences . We have tickets available starting at £20.50.

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Here are the questions people are asking about SEA LIFE Brighton

How long does it take to go round SEA LIFE Brighton?

You’re welcome to spend as long as you like exploring all the aquarium’s different zones. It takes most people around two hours.

Are there sharks at SEA LIFE Brighton?

Yep, you’ll meet different species of sharks in the Day & Night Ocean Experience!

Is SEA LIFE Brighton wheelchair accessible?

The centre is nearly all wheelchair accessible. The only area that does not have full access is the Ocean Display in the auditorium. Don’t worry though, this can be seen from the Ocean Tunnel which is accessible.

Where is SEA LIFE Brighton?

You’ll find SEA LIFE Brighton easily – it’s right next to Brighton Pier near the seafront. Travel by car if you like but remember that parking can be pricey.

When is SEA LIFE Brighton open?

It’s usually open 9:30am-6pm Monday-Sunday but best check the official site to be sure.

Can I change the date on my SEA LIFE Brighton ticket?

When you buy a ticket you’ll have the Book with Confidence guarantee, which gives a little peace of mind if you’re unable to travel due to illness, travel restrictions or the venue needing to close. This allows you to change your ticket dates and move this up to 5 times up to 24 hours before your arrival.

Is there a café at SEA LIFE Brighton?

Yes! There’s a coffee shop in the Victorian Arcade.

What family facilities are there at SEA LIFE Brighton?

There’s plenty of toilets and baby changing facilities, and a buggy park where you can leave your pram (at your own risk).

What conservation work does SEA LIFE Brighton do?

SEAL LIFE Brighton gives something back through the SEA LIFE Trust – funds have been raised to create sanctuaries and start breeding and protection programmes.

How much are SEA LIFE Brighton tickets?

Price of tickets varies based on the time and date of your visit. At tickets for SEA LIFE Brighton start at £19.35.

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