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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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Bristol aquarium

I dont normally write reviews but had to on this occassion as overpriced, boring experience. Wow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
563lucindac
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Half term visit

We visited the aquarium in half term with a one child free for a paying adult voucher, which made... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dinah H
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  • Excellent24%
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“octopus” (91 reviews)
“sea life” (43 reviews)
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Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
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+44 117 929 8929
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"feeding times"
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"couple of hours"
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"rainy day"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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"half term"
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"tanks"
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"sharks"
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"talks"
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"imax"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I dont normally write reviews but had to on this occassion as overpriced, boring experience. Wow what a disappointment. Thank goodness I had 2 free child vouchers! Waste of money! Spent half an hour in there. My children are 10 and 12 and there review...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium in half term with a one child free for a paying adult voucher, which made entry much more reasonable in value. We took our time exploring each ‘exhibit’ and found that we had seen everything after about an hour, hence my...More

Thank Dinah H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Bristol Aquarium on our recent trip to Bristol. It isn't somewhere that would be high on me recommendation list and it is very overpriced for what it is. There aren't a great selection of marine animals. Rather disappointing considering the price we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my eldest on a wet, half term morning. We used the kid for a quid voucher which cunningly meant that I couldn’t book online so cost more without the online discount. It was also, meanly, only for one child per paying...More

Thank Malugreen
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Malugreen, Thank you for your review of the Bristol Aquarium. Great to hear that you found one of our promotional vouchers! Sorry for the misunderstanding on the voucher - without a voucher the cheapest entry for one adult and one child would be online...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a Sunday, we went specially to see the mermaid. We were not dissapointed! The aquarium is not the biggest, but its very well laid out. The shop has a variety of gifts, the cafe is a little pricey and lacks choices, but...More

Thank lucyjames1984
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lucy Thanks for reviewing us! Really glad to hear that you got to meet our mermaid - she's only here on the weekends over Half Term! She's got so many stories from her time at sea and she's always excited to be here to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably priced, good place for children and great for rainy days. Staff were friendly and the aquarium was clean.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought my Mum and youngest daughter membership last year as my daughter loves it, but is eye wateringly expensive on a visit by visit basis. It can get busy at holidays but is never too bad so is a great bad weather destination for...More

Thank Katie D
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Katie Thanks for reviewing us! Great to hear that your mum and daughter became members of the Bristol Aquarium - we definitely agree that if you are planning to visit more than a couple of times in a year then the best value for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our grandson there. We were prepared for the visit as we were warned that it was small. It is. Too small for the entry price, we did two laps interspersed by lunch in 3 hours. What was there was good, if a little tatty...More

Thank Terry D
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Simon H, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Terry Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations on your recent visit. We often get comments about the sizes of our sharks however we're also in the fortunate position to educate the public and correct any misconceptions about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our daughter here when she was about 9 months old. She loved it. Lots of bright colours and things for her to look at. It's really well laid out. We just walked round once, but you could round a couple of times to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with a lot of people in that it's very expensive and doesn't take long to look round. £30 odd for two adults, our toddler was free, but we got round in less than 40 mins. Website gives impression it's much bigger than it is,...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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