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SEA LIFE® Brighton Tours & Tickets

SEA LIFE® Brighton
On the coast of the English Channel, the world’s oldest aquarium showcases the aquatic diversity beyond British shores. More than 5,500 creatures call SEA LIFE® Brighton home—including marine species and rain forest critters—while educational talks, tours, and events provide insight into ocean conservation.

The Basics
Dedicate at least two hours to exploring SEA LIFE Brighton—from tanks nestled in Victorian vaults to close encounters in an ocean tunnel and tactile pool, there’s plenty to see and do. Book in advance to bypass long lines and secure the best deal—optional upgrades include glass-bottom boat rides and behind-the-scenes tours. Alternatively, take advantage of packages that combine the aquarium with other family-friendly attractions at no extra cost.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • SEA LIFE Brighton is a must for families and marine-life lovers.
  • The aquarium is wheelchair-accessible, except the auditorium.
  • Strollers can be taken inside the aquarium or left at the on-site stroller park.
  • Quiet days are regularly scheduled for guests with sensory processing disorders.
  • The aquarium has a café, gift shop, and photo desk.

How to Get There
Situated on the Marine Parade, directly opposite the pier, SEA LIFE Brighton is easily accessed on foot or by public transit. Local buses serve the seafront, and the aquarium is about a 20-minute walk from Brighton train station, which is directly connected to London. Parking is famously difficult in Brighton, though there are a few expensive lots near the aquarium.

When to Get There
SEA LIFE Brighton is a popular choice for school parties and families with kids, particularly in the summer months. For fewer crowds and cheaper admission, go on a weekday afternoon during the off-peak season.

Brighton’s Architectural Treasures
Besides being a top spot for nature enthusiasts, SEA LIFE Brighton is also a point of interest for building historians. Constructed in 1872, the aquarium retains some of its original design features, which have been incorporated into much of the modern exhibition space. For a wider perspective of Brighton’s architectural history, don’t miss the Grade I–listed Royal Pavilion, considered a Georgian masterpiece, or Preston Manor, a stately 13th-century house.
Address: Marine Parade, Brighton, South East England BN2 1TB, England
Admission: Varies
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2 Tours and Activities to Experience SEA LIFE® Brighton

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Cycling Tour of Brighton City

Cycling Tour of Brighton City

Discover one of the UK’s most vibrant seaside towns on two wheels with this 2.5-hour cycling tour of Brighton. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, then follow peaceful cycle trails through Victoria Lawns and the Grand Parade with your guide. Discover top local landmarks including Brighton Pier, St Peter’s Church, Preston Manor, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Dome and the Lanes. Enjoy the fresh sea breeze in your face as your guide explains the city’s rich heritage, take in fine coastal views and soak up the atmosphere in the fishing quarter.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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