Hastings Aquarium

Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

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Hastings Aquarium


Located in the heart of Hastings Old Town, Hastings Aquarium is home to over 3500 incredible aquatic animals and reptiles. Embark on an amazing underwater safari exploring the hidden mysteries of our own native waters before dipping beneath the teeming freshwater rivers of South East Asia and the faraway ocean reefs of the South Pacific. Along the way, you’ll meet seahorses, pufferfish, turtles and tropical sharks; not to mention Baxter, the Giant Pacific Octopus! Hastings Aquarium is also home to a host of snakes, spiders, lizards and much more in its tropical Jungle Room as well as a shoal of deadly sea creatures in the terrifying Lethal Reef tank. Offering scheduled talks and feeds with its team of Aquarist Experts, animal handling sessions and a gigantic ocean tank complete with underwater walkthrough tunnel, Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings is the perfect family destination.​​​​​


3-in-1 Combi Tickets
To buy your 3-in-1 Super Saver Ticket for Hastings Aquarium, Smugglers Adventure & Hastings Castle simply go to the attraction you want to see first and purchase it there. You then have 7 days to see the other two attractions. Not currently available to purchase online.

Standard £24.94
Junior (Aged 3-12)  £20.21
Concession (Senior 65+ & Student) £23.06
Family of 4 (2 x Standard + 2 x Junior)        £85.80


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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Aged 13+£15.00 per ticket
Concession (Senor 65+ & Student)£14.00 per ticket
Family of 4 (2 x Adults & 2 x Junior)£52.00 per ticket
Junior (3-12 yrs, must be accompanied by an adult)£12.00 per ticket

Under 3's go free.
See website for further details.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • NathanMun
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Price a bit steep for something you can finish in 20 minutes. Friendly and accommodating staff.
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 21st May 2024
      I visited this aquarium with my 18 month old as it’s the first time he has ever experienced an Aquarium and it had also been a considerable time since i last visited one. I had never been to this... Read full review
    • IainD40
      Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Looking a little tired😔
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 29th May 2024
      Visited here back in 2015 with my then four year old granddaughter and we all thought it was really quite good, fast forward nine years and visiting now with our ten year old grandson and…a little... Read full review
    • janecarley91
      Saxmundham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely aquarium
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 13th June 2024
      Visited the aquarium for the first time. From the outside it did look a little tired, however inside looked with the fish and cafe were lovely and reasonable price. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station is Hastings. Exit station and follow Havelock Road to seafront, walk east (left) along the seafront for 0.5 miles. Look for  black net-huts and walk along Rock-a-Nore Road to Blue Reef on the right.



    • Guide Dogs Permitted - Not in restaurant
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Wheelchair user accessible - For wheelchair users, please note there are seven steps up and down to the underwater tunnel.

    Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

    • French audio guide
    • German audio guide


    • On-Site cafe/restaurant - On-Site cafe/restaurant - Small Coffee Shop serving drinks, hot and cold food ice cream and cakes.

    Establishment Features

    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge)

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - 01:00
    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted - Groups of 30+ are advised to pre-book.
    • Maestro Accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Max group size - 100
    • Min group size - 10
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Preferences

    • Indoor Attraction
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Specialist Features

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Children
    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed towards student/youth

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Opening Times

    * Last admission 4.30pm.


    • Blue Reef Aquarium


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