Mermaids are to be on show at a popular aquarium.

Sea life Brighton is set to offer the chance to view divers dressed as mermaids inside the aquarium’s 750,000-litre display tanks.

As part of the venues new Night and Day attraction, guests can marvel at the mermaids as they join sea turtles Lulu and Gulliver in the water.

The new addition offers visitors of all ages the chance to see how different sea creatures behave over a 24-hour period inside the aquariums underwater tunnel or from the glass bottom boat.

Sea Life Brighton, which holds the record for the oldest operating aquarium in the world, was built in 1872.

It is home to more than 5500 creatures including the UK’s largest collection of sharks and rays.

The original aquarium was designed by Eugenius Birch - the architect responsible for the West Pier – with the project costing £133,000 (equivalent to around £5.5 million today).

After it was obtained by the Brighton Corporation, extensive reconstruction work was undertaken between 1927 and 1929, changing a lot of Birch's original design.

Fast-forward almost 100 years, the new attraction will open on July 30, with tickets available every hour between 5pm and 9pm.

Tickets are unavailable to purchase at the venue on the day and must be booked online in advance.

More information can be found on the SEA LIFE Brighton website.