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Unesco World Heritage Site


Deep Sea World is located just under the picturesque Forth Rail Bridge, in the quaint village of North Queensferry. This stunning photo was taken by Garry Irvine from North Queensferry. This little village is just 20 minutes from Edinburgh and 40 minutes from Glasgow, Deep Sea World is one of the premier attractions in Scotland, offering fun for the whole family, no matter what their age. Come along and see our full schedule of daily interactive and fun presentations such as our display feeds, seal presentations, creature encounters and much, much more.


Opening Times

Deep Sea World is open every day of the year,

except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Opening Times (from 5th January 2016)
Weekdays: 10am to 5pm*
Weekends: 10am to 6pm*

*Last entry is one hour before closing

Travel disruptions during construction of new Forth replacement Crossing

Please be aware that the entrance road to North Queensferry has been amended from both North and South directions. The design of the new Ferrytoll junction requires the realignment of the B981 road to North Queensferry.

When travelling North from South across the Forth Road Bridge, please exit at the first junction and follow the diversion to the first roundabout. From here follow all signs to North Queensferry for approximately 1 mile.

Detailed road updates can be found by following the Transport Scotland website link:

Where to stay

Keavil House: If an elegant country house with award winning food, immaculate bedrooms, a well equipped gym and leisure spa sounds like your kind of place, then choose BEST WESTERN PLUS Keavil House Hotel near Dunfermline.

Visit Keavil House website for all accommodation offers!

 Holiday Inn Dunfermline:  Budget hotels in Dunfermline don’t come any better than the award winning Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline hotel. For more information visit

Queensferry Hotel : With views across the Firth of Forth and its road and rail bridges, this modern hotel is less than a mile from both the North Queensferry train station and the Deep Sea World aquarium. For Further Information please visit



Risk Assessment for Deep Sea World Exhibition