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We are located on The Hoe, Plymouth, close to the seafront and spectacular Plymouth Sound and also a short walk from the historic BarbicanRoyal William Yard and the city centre. Plymouth also benefits from being close to the Dartmoor National Park and to the beaches of the north and south Devon and Cornwall coasts. For further details on the attractions of Plymouth please see the Visit Plymouth website.

How to get in touch

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1752 633 100 (Switchboard)

Individual staff contact details are available on our people page.

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Limited on-site parking is available for visitors in our front car park and can be reserved on request. Paid on-street parking is also available close by.

On-site, access controlled parking is available for staff in the main staff car park.


Local Accommodation

For a list of places to stay please visit Plymouth - where to stay.



By air  The closest airport to Plymouth is Exeter International airport (approximately an hour on the train to Plymouth, nearest station Exeter St. Davids), which services much of the UK and offers selected international flights. Bristol airport is approximately 2.5 hours by train (Bristol Temple Meads nearest train station) to Plymouth and offers a wider selection of international flights. For a full range of international flights, the London airports (Heathrow, GatwickLondon City, Luton and Stansted) are between 3.5 and 5 hours from Plymouth by train.

By rail - There is a regular service direct from London Paddington which takes about 3.5 hours. Other direct services run from South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. A comprehensive information and booking service is available on the National Rail Enquiries website or by telephone on 03457 48 49 50. Paddington train station is also linked to the Eurostar terminal at London St Pancras International station via the London underground network, please see the Transport for London website for more information and a journey planner. 
PML is a 20 minute walk from the train station or 8 minutes by taxi.

By road - The A38 Devon Expressway links Plymouth to the motorway network at Exeter, giving a drive time from London of around 4.5 hours.

By sea - Brittany Ferries operate roll-on, roll-off ferries to Plymouth from Roscoff in France and Santander in northern Spain.