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Bristol Aquarium

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Okay for couple of hours

The aquarium was okay, found it a bit expensive. Thought it would be a day out but we spent a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tracy R
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Shelter from the Rain

Whilst on a 3 day trip in Bristol, was looking for an indoor activities due to the heavy rain so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DanielL3719
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been before a few years ago so thought I'd treat myself and a friend to another visit. To summarise it was really good, it's well laid out and spacious for the amount of people that visit so it doesn't feel too cramped etc. Big...More

Thank Benjamin R
Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Benjamin Thank you very much for your positive review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our zoological team do a fantastic job looking after our varied range of species every day and are proactive on any maintenance that needs carrying out...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The aquarium was okay, found it a bit expensive. Thought it would be a day out but we spent a maximum of 2.5 hours there and children got a little bored (age 7 and 8).

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the the aquarium on Saturday 13th October. My friend and I both had a lovely time looking around the different tanks. Despite it being a busy Saturday all the stuff were very friendly and welcoming to us. Especially the three ladies working in the...More

Thank Charlie A
Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Charlie Thank you very much for your 5* review and your positive comments about your visit and the team, I'll pass along your comments to them and their line manager. Kind regards Simon

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed at how expensive the aquarium is and how little there is there, nearly £30 for me and my boyfriend and we were in and out in half an hour. Not worth the money at all.More

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Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you left feeling disappointed by your visit. We would definitely recommend spending longer than 30 minutes looking at the animals to improve the overall experience. We have over 40 individual tanks so this would have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on a 3 day trip in Bristol, was looking for an indoor activities due to the heavy rain so came across this as wasn't disappointed. Had a nice selection of sea life and different rooms to view with a wide variety. It looked a...More

Thank DanielL3719
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the limited size of the aquarium charging over £40 entry for a family consisting of two adults a 10 month old and a just turned 4 year old is excessive. There were no feeding sessions or staff at hand to answer questions with the...More

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Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry to hear that you weren't able to visit any of our talks and feeding demonstrations on your visit. We run at least 4 a day spread throughout the day between 11:30am and 4pm with the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a group of friends for my birthday since I absolutely love aquariums, it was a pretty decent sized aquarium but not the greatest I've been to. The shark section is really good if you like sharks, but the frogs were the best...More

Thank Linda K
Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - great to hear you enjoyed the frogs (did you spot any of the tadpoles or baby frogs in the Phantasmal Poison Dart Frog display?) Hope to see you again, Simon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. Good value for me and plenty to see. Lovey addition of plants with plenty of information about them which was very interesting. You can take your time going around with a few seats along the way to sit and look at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small person with me had already been once and was desperate to go back, so I went with high hopes and Bristol Aquarium you did not disappoint! It is a compact place, but there is so much to see that we had a good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually I was a bit disappointed. I expected a much bigger place. However, I loved the seahorses and the underwater tunnel.More

Thank TravellingFemaleDane
Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sorry to hear that you came away feeling disappointed and that the aquarium didn't meet the expectations you had before your visit. We only use imagery of our animals and the displays that we have to ensure we are not overselling however we do...More

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Shauna C
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You don't have to pay for children under 3.
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Naylyan
31 May 2017|
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Hope this helps: Standard (13 yrs+) £14.75 (Standard Admission) £13.28 (Online Price) Junior (3-12 yrs) £9.75 (Standard Admission) £8.78 (Online Price) Child Under 3years Free (Standard Admission) Free (Online... More
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Stevebuster
12 March 2016|
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Response from BristolAquarium | Property representative |
Hi Stevebuster, Thank you for your question. At the current time we do not offer any reduced concession rate for foster carers, only for full-time students with an NUS card, over 60s, and people with disabilities (who may... More
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