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Bristol Aquarium

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Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
+44 117 929 8929
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Brilliant aquarium, not huge but still a lot of brilliant animals - you can get very close to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abbie M
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Good but not so big as I was expecting

It was good and nice and worthy to visit it but really I was expecting it bigger than that and more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kailor
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  • Excellent24%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
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“octopus” (89 reviews)
“sea life” (43 reviews)
“feeding times” (20 reviews)
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Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
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+44 117 929 8929
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"couple of hours"
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"rainy day"
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"few hours"
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"half term"
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"on display"
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"tanks"
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"talks"
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"species"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant aquarium, not huge but still a lot of brilliant animals - you can get very close to the turtles etc. Would hugely recommend seeking out feeding times which are the best part! Con: Very pricey for what it is, paid less to go to...More

Thank Abbie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was good and nice and worthy to visit it but really I was expecting it bigger than that and more animals to see.

Thank kailor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the grandchildren and I do not know who enjoyed it more! The tanks are in great condition and the fish in excellent condition. Great viewing areas and when the children are losing concentration there is an indoor sandy beach which they just loved.More

Thank Shona C
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shona Thank you very much for your review. We'll pass along your positive comments to our maintenance and zoological teams as they work hard to ensure our water qualities are spot on and our environments are as natural as they possibly can be! Kind...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went sat morning with all the kids . Havnt been fir about 6 years. Great value for money . Worked out about £55 for 5 of us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my baby daughter as it is a short walk we really enjoyed it we had friend expesive for on vist but a year membership is less than the cost of 3 vists and wet days with a baby gd value. The cafe...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first impression was not good. The building feels run down and dirty. The aquarium feels run down and needs life pumped in to it. I felt like I was watching paint dry as one of the staff was feeding the fish and talking about...More

Thank colbox
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Bristol Aquarium. Sorry to hear that you felt disappointed by your visit to us and felt that the building needed some attention. First impressions mean a lot and we're keen to ensure that our foyer, staff and displays are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting displays of marine and freshwater species but everything seems so dark and poorly lit. Perhaps a re-vamp on the lines of the Plymouth Aquarium is in order. Entry prices are quite high and the cost of car parking in the area can make this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely, well stocked and well laid out aquarium, you can visit in 2 hours easily and see everything, ideal for children who get tired or lose attention. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. One suggestion: stop using plastic straws in the café...More

Thank cking662014
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Bristol Aquarium - we'll be sure to pass along your positive feedback to our guest experiences team leader about our staff. Whilst we don't purchase plastic cups and straws for our soft drinks we do have a a few...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for places like this . i do enjoy marine life , it filled just over a hour and half of my day . the price doesn't bother me .for a hour and half its worth it when you consider i paid almost...More

Thank Michael W
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit - we hadn't heard of your equivalent to a football game before however we definitely agree that for those that have an interest in marine life a visit to an aquarium will be rewarding and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took my 12 year old granddaughter there when she was staying with us, last time visited she must have been about 6; few different things but still fell a lot of money to pay for what is their, she said lots of bits for young...More

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Shauna C
5 September 2017|
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Response from Darrell F | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to pay for children under 3.
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Naylyan
31 May 2017|
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Response from wiseguy4reel | Reviewed this property |
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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