Exclusive after-hours tour! This a unique opportunity to learn about the remarkable history of the World's Oldest Operating Aquarium. Take a closer look at this incredible building, which opened to the public over 150 years ago. A newspaper from the year it opened, 1872 describes the magnificent building; for the object of Brighton Aquarium is not merely to please the eye and enable fashionable visitors to while away time in a novel and agreeable manner, it is intended to instruct as well as delight.

It was the masterpiece conceived and designed by Eugenius Birch, the architect responsible for the West Pier. Throughout the tour, we will look at how the Brighton Aquarium has evolved over the years with additional entertainment and other uses before becoming SEA LIFE Brighton as we know it today, home to over 5,000 sea creatures.

Please note the route of the tour involves stairs. This is a ticketed event and must be booked in advance as there are limited spaces.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no more tickets available for this event, and will not be any available on the door.


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