Announcement: SeaQuarium Closure on 27/11/2023

- (Added 27. Nov. 2023)


Announcement: SeaQuarium Closure on 27/11/2023 


It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the news that the SeaQuarium will be permanently closing its doors as of 4pm on Monday November 27, 2023. 


This decision comes as a result of the ongoing Coastal Sea Defence work on Rhyl Promenade. While we are saddened by this closure, unfortunately we have no other options. We are fully committed to working with Denbighshire County Council and ensuring the well-being of our beloved Seals and marine animals. It is in the interest of the animals welfare that we rehome them, and It is of the utmost importance to us as we now find all our animals the right home.


We are pleased to inform you that some of our incredible animals have already been offered new homes within other aquariums and zoos throughout the UK and we are continuing to search for the best facilities for all of our animals.This transition will be carefully coordinated to minimise the disruption to their lives, and we have every confidence that they will thrive in their new environments. 


During this challenging time, our dedicated staff members are being supported through this transition and we understand that this closure brings uncertainty and change, but we are committed to assisting our team through the process of redundancies. Their dedication and passion for the SeaQuarium has been invaluable, and we extend our gratitude for their tireless efforts over the past 30 years. 


We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the local community and beyond for the unwavering support you have shown us throughout our years of operation. It is because of your enthusiasm, loyalty, and love for marine life that the SeaQuarium has thrived for over three decades. We are incredibly humbled and grateful for the memories we have shared, the educational experiences we have provided, and the connections we have fostered. 


While the SeaQuarium may be closing its doors, our commitment to marine conservation and education remains resolute. We urge you to continue supporting your local aquariums, ecological charities, marine research organisations, and environmental initiatives. Together, we can make a difference in protecting our oceans and preserving the wonders of marine life for future generations.


Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for being a part of the SeaQuarium's journey. The memories will forever echo in our hearts, and we hope that you will carry them with you as we embark on new adventures. 


With the warmest regards,

The SeaQuarium Team


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