News Update September 2014
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Due to severe flooding on 5th December 2013 the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is temporarily closed at the moment. Since then the Sanctuary´s team and the contractors have been working very long hours to get the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary rebuilt, by the time it is finished, later in the year, they hope to have made it even better than it was before!

The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary will officially re-open on 16th October 2014.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
To celebrate the re-opening get your "EarlyFish Ticket" by booking in advance and saving an exclusive 40%! Tickets are available to purchase until 30th September 2014.

Update - 6th September 2014
Lots of exciting new exhibits and one of them is the amazing "Underwater Seal Viewing area". By swapping over the Seals and Otters exhibits, the Sanctuary have been able to introduce UNDERWATER VIEWING of the seals through an underwater glass window. The staff can´t wait for Amber, Sally, Tyne, Pendle and Miley to see their new home!

Here are some more photos which were taken on 5th September 2014, as you can see the work is progressing really well.
Piranha exhibit!
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
New Modern Ray Tank
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
New interactive touchpool experience
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Otters new enclosure!
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Reception and Shop progressing well
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Work progressing on restaurant´s counter
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
One of the new education areas
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Amazing Seal Enclosure
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Update - 7th September 2014 - Merlin´s Magic Wand
The Sanctuary´s Staff have helped build a unique new play area for Kings Lynn´s Churchill Park School in conjunction with Merlin´s Magic Wand charity. With the seafront attraction under reconstruction, Sanctuary staff were joined by others from parent company Merlin to help deliver a special tonic for the Churchill children.   Click here to read more...

Just click here or on a thumbnail of your choice below to see a selection of photos.
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Update - 13th September 2014
The local Fire Service came to the Sanctuary´s rescue again and helped to fill the tanks! Just as they were here the night of the flood to pump the water out, they now did the opposite. All the tanks are now filled and ready for the arrival of the animal residents.
Update - 16th September 2014
Now the Sanctuary has been re-built, bigger and better than before, and its residents are returning 10 months after their dramatic exodus.

Common seals, giant sea turtle, otters, penguins and rays...are all due to arrive along with hundreds of fish next Tuesday 23rd September 2014.  Click here to read more.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

Update - Beach Clean Event on 21st September 2014
A clean-up team organised by Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary filled 18 bags full of rubbish from Old Hunstanton Beach on 21st September 2014.

More than 2,100 items were collected altogether; including 11 shoes and 200 pieces of plastic, everyone a potential death trap for sea creatures.

Click here to read more.
Beach Clean



For those of you who have not seen the updates about the Sanctuary since the flood and how it´s residents are getting on, can pick from the updates below. We will continue to keep you updated on the rebuild and the residents during the months until the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary re-opens on 16th October 2014.


¦ December 2013 ¦ January 2014 ¦ March 2014 ¦ April 2014 ¦ May 2014 ¦
¦ June 2014 ¦ August 2014 ¦



Keep checking back to see the new developments!


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