Above: The Brighton aquarium illustrated in the nineteenth century

The world’s oldest operating aquarium is currently undergoing important restoration works in Brighton, with new features and a new aesthetic look set to welcome visitors this year.

The Merlin Entertainments owned Sealife Centre started major refurbishment works on 2nd November last year, and has been closed to guests since. The attraction’s building was erected in 1869, with an aquarium opening at the location soon after in 1872.

As part of the crucial works, two new exhibits will open at the centre, including Jelly Disco (a collection of colourful jellyfish) and a new behind-the-scenes tour which will take guests behind the scenes of the aquarium’s breeding and care facilities.

During the work, some creatures have been transferred to other nearby Sealife Centres, however the majority are being safely kept in the main ocean tank, including the popular giant turtle residents Jersey and Lulu.

Brighton Sealife Centre is expected to reopen fully refurbished Spring 2012.


Adam James Whittaker

Adam James Whittaker is an aspiring marketer, who has worked in the theme park industry for a number of years. He believes in the preservation of amusement heritage and using marketing effectively to promote new attractions and investments.

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