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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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Excellent aquarium

I visited here with my daughter and 2 grandsons and was very impressed with the standards and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gelwilliams
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nice day out

The aquarium is not very big but has plenty to see. Purchase your tickets online as it works out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
glunn11
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent24%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
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“sea life” (42 reviews)
“feeding times” (19 reviews)
“couple of hours” (47 reviews)
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Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
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+44 117 929 8929
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited here with my daughter and 2 grandsons and was very impressed with the standards and cleanliness. It's not the biggest aquarium we have visited but I think it was one of the best. We were expecting to spend a couple of hours here...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The aquarium is not very big but has plenty to see. Purchase your tickets online as it works out cheaper and you can use them whenever suits you as they are not valid for a specific date but for a specific amount of time and...More

Thank glunn11
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Glunn Thanks for your positive review. Glad to hear that you got your tickets online with the 10% discount. Great recommendation too about picnicing, whilst we do have a cafe onsite we're also happy to welcome our visitors to use our Rear Foyer with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get free tickets to visit here, I can see why people say it's expensive for what you get as nearly £50 a family ticket but I also understand why they need to charge that amount. We spent a good couple...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Sons birthday and we enjoyed looking at and reading about all the different kinds of fish they have. We stopped to listen to one of the presentations but due to the microphone or the speakers used found it very hard to understand...More

1  Thank Matthew J
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Matthew Thanks for your comments. We've recently serviced our AV system across the aquarium and upgraded our personal equipment (speakers and mics) following a busy schools season as electronic devices inevitably wear down after lots of use! It may be that you visited before...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a really nice aquarium with some good animals! They have themed areas which was interesting. The green house areas were nice as I haven't seen the in other aquariums. They have lots of talks and events on through the day incline talks, feedings and...More

1  Thank Sal D
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sal Thank you for your review. Our Urban Jungle is unique to Bristol Aquarium as we're the only aquarium in the UK to have a botanical biodome - really glad you liked it! Great tip about getting out of the sun to enjoy a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel the aquarium gets an unfair level of criticism in other reviews. While it is small, the exhibits are varied and contain a fantastic variety of fish. I'm not sure how people sped round in 20 minutes; I easily spent 30 minutes at some...More

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

Hi MJP Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you took your time to explore the different displays. We are often saddened when visitors don't spend a while in the Aquarium, especially after paying for their all day ticket, as we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been members for a while and it is my youngest boys favourite place to visit. We had a birthday party recently there. I must say that I think it is fantastic value for money and makes a really different party experience. Food, bouncy...More

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

Hi JoBritton42 Thank you so much for your review about your birthday party experience. We're so happy to deliver unique parties in the city centre and we're glad to hear that they are good value for money too. Great recommendation about an afternoon party too!...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday so it wasn’t very busy which was good but a few loud school trips around Reasonably priced considering all the work they have to do! Arrived in time for the ray feeding which was really interesting to watch and the...More

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

Hi ChisHunts, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Bay of Rays Feeding Demonstration - we all care about our creatures very much and I'm glad this comes across in our talks. We're about to...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

I visited here last week with my sister and her 9 month old. It took about 1.5hrs to complete. I had heard bad things about this place, but I was pleasantly surprised. My niece loved the entire thing and didn't want to leave. It's not...More

1  Thank Sarah E
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sarah Thank you for your review and for recognising the hard work that our team put into caring for all the creatures. As you can imagine we have a wide range of animals that each have very different requirements so a lot of work...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

First i couldnt believe the price 15 pound for an adult which was only a 20 minute experience. Was good inside had a octopus and loads of other interesting thing's but a little exspensive with the pricingMore

Thank Joe S
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi Joe Thanks for your review. Great to hear you got to meet Luna our Giant Pacific Octopus, she's such a character here and we train with her every day in the afternoon too. We're sorry to hear that you only spent 20 minutes inside,...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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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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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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