The Blue Planet Aquarium - Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, UK.
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Quick Description: The Blue Planet Aquarium is a marine and freshwater aquarium located on Longlooms Road near the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/25/2020 6:41:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM120N4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
The Blue Planet Aquarium is a marine and freshwater aquarium located by the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port.

It was opened by the Queen in July 1998,and at the time it was the largest aquarium in the UK, and is still the largest in North West England.
The building was designed by Manchester-based Buttress Fuller Alsop architects to resemble the shape of a crashing wave. It was built by Cheshire-based developer Deep Sea Leisure (now owned by Aspro Ocio Group),at a cost of £12 million.

The aquarium contains more than 100 living displays, different exhibits from around the world with many varieties of marine and freshwater fish, including more types of shark than anywhere else in Britain. It also keeps a variety of amphibians reptiles and mammals.
You can watch the dive team feed the fish - all in front of the sharks at the awesome Aquatheatre window.
The aquarium's shark dive won the Visit Chester and Cheshire Awards 2010 category for Best Tourism Experience of the Year.

The 70m-long underwater tunnel allows a close up view of the giant Sand Tiger sharks, or nurse sharks, zebra sharks and the smallest sharks the Black Tips.

The aquarium is open all year - 1st Jan 2020 - 31st Dec 2020
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
* Last entry on weekdays is at 4pm, and weekends at 5pm

All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
On-Site café/restaurant Picnic Site
Educational Visits Accepted Guided Tours Available for Groups - Pre-booked guided tour available for up to 15 people in a group for an additional £25
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Physical address of aquarium: Longlooms Rd, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, UK. CH65 9LF

Website address: https://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/

Hours of operation: see long description

Admission cost: Standard £19.25, Junior* (up to 12 yrs) £13.75, Concession (Over 65's, students, etc) £16.75

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