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 £22.88
Junior (Aged 3-12)  £18.19
Concession (Senior 65+ & Student) £21.38
Family of 4 (2 x Standard + 2 x Junior)        £77.63


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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£13.50 per ticket
Concession (Senor 65+ & Student)£12.50 per ticket
Family of 4 (2 x Adults & 2 x Junior)£46.00 per ticket
Junior (3-12 yrs, must be accompanied by an adult)£10.50 per ticket

Under 3's go free.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Andrew081
      St. Albans, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Ticket valid all day!
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 13th January 2023
      Hastings Aquarium is small but was worth a visit – even better was that the ticket was valid for multiple admissions on the day of purchase. Great wet day activity. N.B. There is a “3 in 1” Super... Read full review
    • tomhutt12
      Herne Bay, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Watching the fish 🐠
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 28th January 2023
      This was something on our list to do when we visited Hastings as we wanted to take our son to see the fish. We had purchased an all day ticket using some Clubcard points so overall only paid £4. I... Read full review
    • janine6
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Very poor and expensive
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th February 2023
      Visited yesterday with a 3 year old. It was very quiet which you would expect. The aquarium is clearly old and many of the displays are really boring. There was the odd dead fish in some tanks... 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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