The Brighton aquarium was designed by the renowned architect Eugenius Birch, who is responsible for the famous West Pier construction. Constructing an aquarium idea was conceived in the year 1896 and inaugurated in 1872. This site was a tremendous success in the initial days since it possessed other attractions in addition to the aquarium. A cost of about 133,000 Euros was spent building a gigantic aquarium along with a wide range of entertainment amenities for the visitors. It included a reading room, roller skating rink located at the roof terrace and a conservatory with plant varieties. Due to financial crises, the aquarium was forced to be sold to the Brighton Corporation. However, the aquarium was reopened after certain reconstruction in 1929 along with nightclubs, chimpanzee tea parties, and other animal attractions. Now the SEA LIFE Brighton is involved in the planned structural maintenance programme and also a small part of the attraction is encompassed in a higher level. Both the auditorium and the ocean viewing tunnel are closed; during that period the restorations are undertaken. The re-launching takes place in the year 2019 along with a list of exciting additions and a brand new theme too which is an enlarged part of the newer experience.