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Address: Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
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Nice aquarium, bit pricey.

The range of different sea creatures kept the children entertained for about an hour and a half. The cost of £45 for a family ticket was expensive for what it was.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The range of different sea creatures kept the children entertained for about an hour and a half. The cost of £45 for a family ticket was expensive for what it was.

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147 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice surroundings and friendly staff Good selection of sea creatures especially ravioli the ray and the sea horses. It's not massive but we weren't expecting sea world or the Monterey aquarium. Small and family friendly and use the vouchers for a good entry price.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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806 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went there for my daughter.I expect to see special thing like Miami or Chicago or Barcelona Aquarium .However,this place is small with few creatures.I think it would be cool if they add show.

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. With 40 displays and thousands of animals the more you look, the more you see! We are sorry to hear you didn't pop along to any of our talks and feeds as these are very informative. We are always striving to improve the visitor experience so feedback such as this is very valuable, thank... More 

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my two children aged 5 and 2, my mum, my brother and wife and their 10 month old on a Sunday morning. It was lovely, tanks were big, plenty of fish, clean and well maintained. But...like many aquariums it was extremely expensive for the time it takes to go round it. You get all day access with your... More 

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, we are sorry to hear you found your visit to be a little expensive. With 40 different displays and thousands of marine life there is a lot to look at if you take the time. There are a number of species in each display so we advise visitors to take the time to look... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Bristol aquarium as a half term trip for my daughter after seeing an advert in a school magazine for "meeting a real mermaid" she was so excited and kept talking about the mermaids and how she couldn't wait to meet one. Now I wasn't expecting much but even so, I would have thought and hoped for a... More 

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry to hear the Aquarium's mermaid did not meet your expectation. Children are usually blown away by the mermaids so we are saddened to receive your feedback. Please know that following your feedback we have made efforts to ensure the mermaids look as mesmerising as they set out to all throughout the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found all the exhibits so fascinating and huge variety of the types of species there. Fish had lots of space to swim around in and the tanks were so big! Such a fun day out will definitely be returning at some point

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Thank Amber R
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit the aquarium during a day trip to bristol, something a bit different to just walking around the shops. We werent disappointed! The variety of themes really kept our attention and provided us with loads of stimulus! Although we were 4 adults, I could imagine it being even better for kids.

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Thank matt_and_rachel2013
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took our 2 year old for his first trip to see the fishes. He had a wonderful time - the displays are a good height for little ones and there is enough variety to keep a short attention span entertained. The trip was also made for us by some excellent customer service. Happy to recommend this... More 

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, we are so pleased to hear you all had such a lovely time visiting. The Aquarium can be a wonderful sensory experience for little ones with the music, lighting and the colourful marine life swimming around. The journey around the Aquarium is designed to journey visitors through the World's oceans, therefore the settings are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning in the aquarium which is beautifully set out and perfect for families. As our children are slightly older (8,13,15)we would have liked even more information about the fish and creatures we were looking at, as it seemed more geared towards younger ones. The staff were unbelievably helpful and efficient when one of ours managed to... More 

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. It is wonderful to receive such good feedback about our staff, many are incredibly passionate about marine life and it is brilliant to hear this is well received by our visitors. We are small team so feedback such as this has such a great... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the aquarium a day to my departure from Bristol and I wished I had been there earlier. It has really night sights and it is an awesome compliment to the Bristol zoo which is close by. The staff here are very friendly and always looking to help. Highly recommended

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