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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.

Contact details

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1752 633 100 
Fax: +44 (0)1752 633 101

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For a list of individual staff contact details please see our people page.

For public outreach enquiries please contact:


PML is currently undergoing a major refurbishment programme.  As a result there is currently no visitor parking available.  Paid on-street parking is available adjacent to our site.

On-site, access controlled parking is available for staff.

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, Gatwick, London 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. 

By road - The A38 Devon Expressway links Plymouth to the motorway network at Exeter, giving a drive time from London of around 3.5 hours.

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