Sea Life Manchester

Attraction Information

SEA LIFE Manchester is an aquarium located in the heart of Manchester, England. It is home to over 5,000 sea creatures from around the world, including sharks, rays, jellyfish, seahorses, and many more.

Visitors can explore a variety of interactive exhibits and habitats, such as the Ocean Tunnel, where they can walk through an underwater tunnel while surrounded by an array of sea life. There’s also a Sea Bed Walk, where visitors can experience the sensation of walking on the ocean floor.

SEA LIFE Manchester offers an exciting range of experiences, including Behind the Scenes Tours, where visitors can go behind the scenes and see how the aquarium cares for its creatures, as well as meet some of the residents up close.

For those who want to get even closer to the sea life, there are also a variety of VIP experiences on offer, such as the opportunity to feed the sharks and rays or enjoy a private guided tour.

SEA LIFE Manchester is committed to conservation and education, and visitors can learn about the challenges facing our oceans and what we can do to help protect them.

Accessibility Information

The closest car parks are:

Trafford Palazzo Car Park

This car park is roughly 280M from the aquarium

This car park has 27 Disabled Spaces and 873 General Spaces

Charges do not apply at this car park.

Disabled access throughout the centre

For certain areas, such as on top of the viewing tank or activities such as the VIP Feeding experiences, there is no wheelchair access due to the stairwell to the area.


There is a disabled toilet within the centre

This toilet features:

  • A lowered wash basin
  • Handrails to the side of the toilet and the wash basin
  • Emergency pull cord
  • Disposal facilities

There are two changing places within the Trafford Centre these are:

If a member of your party has a disability, they will be entitled to admit one free carer with them. Please book the carers ticket along with your other tickets, there will be an option to add this ticket type to the basket.

Please show one of the following items to a member of our Front of House Team on arrival in order to enter with your pre-booked carer ticket:

  • A certified NHS letter from your doctor or consultant (dated within the last 2 years).
  • A letter or statement from a professional body (e.g. a Nurse or a BUPA Healthcare Advisor).
  • A blue badge along with additional form of photographic ID.
  • A DLA letter.

If you are booking in advance, please book the carers ticket along with your other tickets. 

If you have a hidden condition such as Autism, you can request one of the green lanyards from their admissions team. If you use one of these, we will know that you may require a little extra assistance during your visit to the attraction. These lanyards are free to use, simply ask a member of the team. 

What you can expect when using a green lanyard:

  • We will provide extra information about the animals and areas of the attraction itself
  • You can tell them if there is anything they can do to assist you
  • They may ask if there is anything they can do to assist you

Assistance Dogs are permitted within the aquarium

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 -18:00


Adult £28.00

Child £19.50

Under 3 Free

Carer Free ( proof of carers documentation required upon arrival)


Barton Square, Trafford Centre,
Greater Manchester,
M17 8AS,

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