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National Marine Aquarium

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Address: Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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At a loss on New Years Day visited here whilst staying near family. The aquarium was good, although a little confusing in directions! Entertaining and the curved glass was really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam K
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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At a loss on New Years Day visited here whilst staying near family. The aquarium was good, although a little confusing in directions! Entertaining and the curved glass was really good. Got some nice panoramic views of the glass. Only let down was some exhibits weren't as good as others such as jellyfish and octopus. But it was still a... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

purchased tickets online under the impression that you buy your tickets then get a year where you can return for free. upon arriving at the aquarium we were hurried through and not given tickets or any kind of help about how we would return for free so have been unable to return

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife and I visited the aquarium on new years holiday 2017.-and quite honestly never seen any thing like it before-every thing was well planned and thought through-the building and areas were spotlessly clean-every turning give a different surprise-I was most impressed by the sharks-also it was noticeable that children were exited and happy there ,-also the staff were very... More 

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Thank denisowen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited several of the sealife centres around Britain we were looking forward to our visit here to see if there were any comparisons. Sadly there were none as the National Marine Aquarium eclipses any sealife centre. It is one of the most wonderful fish-based tourist attractions we have ever visited as a family, with a phenomenal variety of marine... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely way to spend a morning. Huge tanks with huge fish and sharks. Staff very knowledgable and friendly, espeically the octopus lady.

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Thank Charlotte W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely hypnotic, take your time and just enjoy it. Read the information given and make a day of it, if you enjoy any marine life this is the place to visit. Been here a few times over the years and it's still as fascinating.

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Thank Chris F
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's get it out of the way. It's not a huge aquarium like the ones you find in Dubai or Sydney. This aquarium is relatively small however the exhibits are interesting and comprehensive for a small aquarium. It is also not too far away by foot from the city centre. Entrance fees are not expensive. Good option for families or... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my five year old and eleven year old during the xmas holidays. Nice and quiet, got time to view all the exhibits at our own pace. Had lunch on site lots of choice. Plus my 5 year old loved the diving Santa.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a really memorable experience that is very well laid out. Highlights include the shark tank that you can get really up close and personal to and the touch pools.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in Plymouth all my life, went as a kid and now as an adult with my kids. It's got worse. Cost me £50 for me, my gf and my three kids, it takes about 15 mins to walk around slowly, unless you stay at certain parts for longer. The staff are hit and miss, some know things about the... More 

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