Out and About

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium

Welcome to Blue Planet Aquarium. We’re a marine and freshwater aquarium located by the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port. If you’re new here, let us show you around…

Our History

At the time of opening 20 years ago, we were the largest aquarium in the country, and till this day, we remain the largest in North West England.

Our Exhibits

Nowadays, you can view Europe’s largest collection of sharks through our captivating 71-metre underwater tunnel – you can even swim with them! That’s right, we offer shark-dive experiences for swimmers of various levels and ages. (Find more information on our shark-dives here.)

We’re also home to over 100 living displays and thousands of marine creatures from around the world, so you’re bound to find something fun for the whole family!

Our Talks

Are you a school teacher looking for the perfect day-out for your pupils? Then we have some great news for you: you can now book a Primary National Curriculum-friendly talk or classroom session for your next school visit!

Don’t worry if you’re not a teacher, we have daily talks and feed shows throughout the day in the Aquatheatre!

An exciting underwater journey awaits! We’re open daily from 10am until 5pm – so come and join us at Blue Planet Aquarium… just don’t forget to bring along your curio-sea-ty!

Open Daily!

10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)

In light of current COVID-19 Government Guidelines we are not hosting Talks and Feeds. As restrictions continue  to ease we will look to resume Talks and Feeds when it is safe to do so. For full details about our onsite safety in response to COVID-19 please click here.

Blue Planet Aquarium is a safe, family friendly attraction with easy accessibility for push chairs and wheelchairs throughout.

We have ample on-site parking, charged at £2.75 per vehicle (regardless of length of stay).



0151 357 8804
you can buy your tickets here