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Bristol Aquarium

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Very Nice Day Out

Had a lovely afternoon with my grandson who loves fish. I was really surprised how big it really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gjmmorgan
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Interesting but not worth the entry fee

The aquarium itself is very interesting, with a range of different areas covering tropical to local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alwilts90
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a lovely afternoon with my grandson who loves fish. I was really surprised how big it really was, they also had a feeding time table, that was very interesting to see. I do think the price is quit high especially if you have a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gjmmorgan
simonbristolaquarium, Communications Executive at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Great to hear that you had a great time making memories with your grandson. We make use of our space well with the winding walkways in our botanical houses so we're glad to hear you enjoyed them too! Hope to see you again soon,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited for the first time last month and was pleasantly surprised by how much is actually here as I was expecting it to be small. We visited midweek so it was very quiet and allowed us to explore at our own pace (I imagine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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simonbristolaquarium, Communications Executive at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Great to hear that you found some time to explore the aquarium slowly and take it all in. We always recommend spending time to really engage with the animals rather than walking through at a fast pace as our animals get up to all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awful place! We took our two young boys for what we thought would be fun day out and it was rubbish! Took us 25 minutes to walk round look at everything and chase after the kids. We paid £30 for ourselves to be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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simonbristolaquarium, Communications Executive at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Sorry to hear that you only stayed inside for 25 minutes - we would agree that it can be an expensive trip if you're not taking it all in. We have over 40 different displays (and even more windows into the largest tanks) so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium itself is very interesting, with a range of different areas covering tropical to local marine life. There isn't a great deal of hands on things for kids, however we took our one year old and with a lunch break got around it with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alwilts90
simonbristolaquarium, Communications Executive at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We're glad to hear that you found the aquarium interesting - there's a lot to explore and get involved in. We've got a packed calendar of events this year for our 10 year anniversary...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well laid out. Lots to see. Some of the tanks and fish that they have are very impressive Lots of very interesting information doted around. Lovely walk ways with unusual plant. Great couple of hours looking around. Very wheelchair friendly. Only downside I thought...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine O
simonbristolaquarium, Communications Executive at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Christine Thanks for your review, great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. It's great to see reviews mentioning our plants as our horticulturist works hard behind the scenes designing new displays and planning stock rotations with the seasons. We'll pass along your comments...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bristol aquarium has kept up with the changes in displaying fish. The glass tunnel everyone had now.i say the first one in Aukland in the late 80s. There is plenty of room here so not letting the crushes stop children and disabled seeing everything. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moving to Bristol I've been so excited to come and visit the aquarium for a long time. I had my sister and nephew come to visit so I decided to take them somewhere. We had plans to visit the zoo but my nephew wanted to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amyelizabethbell
Reviewed 7 December 2018

WHAT a surprise. Doesn’t look much from the outside building but nicely set out inside. Lovely gift shop in the foyer with a cafe and seating area. Cafe VERY limited choices and staff very SLOW. A bit pricy. Better to eat elsewhere in the area....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Arrived 45 mins before closing..staff said you’ll need an hour,not so,did it in 30 mins,sad looking octopus,sharks,well.not what you’d expect,would be good,ish for smaller children ,wanting to see an aquarium, big fish tanks,but didn’t do it for us,I guess were spoiled,Valencia,Spain aquarium,massive,sea world,Orlando,Siam park,canaries,where you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank justinthymeEngland
simonbristolaquarium, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your visit - sorry to hear that we didn't live up to your expectations. We say at least an hour on a visit as we have over 40 displays and we recommend spending more than a...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Such perfect location, the building and the fish. What this place is lacking tough is love and good management. The cafe was disappointing, 30min wait for couple of toasties, the kids play area very poor. Only sandwiches were available, could do with jacket potatoes at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joaquarela
simonbristolaquarium, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Hi Joanna, Thank you for taking the time to review on your visit. I've passed along your comments to our commercial team. Depending on time of your visit we may have had a few food orders already when you had ordered your toasted sandwiches. As...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
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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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