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Sea Life Brighton

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Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
+44 871 423 2110
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Two years running 2014 and 2015 winner of 'The Best Place to Visit in Brighton & Hove' - Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2014 & 2015 Visit the world's oldest operating aquarium, right here in Brighton! Based opposite the iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and features 3,500 memorising creatures including turtles and sharks. For an additional cost you can admire our resident giant Sea Turtles Gulliver and Lulu, sharks, turtles, rays and tropical fish as they swim under your feet on the UK's first indoor glass-bottom boat. Take a look at our Behind The Scenes on an interactive experience which will immerse you into our working world. See first-hand how we care for over 3,500 sea creatures. With over 40 other world class displays we can ensure you will have an amazing discovery throughout your underwater dive. Don't forget to keep an eye out on our website for events throughout the year. We are open daily from 10am, with last admission from 4pm depending on time of year.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
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"glass bottom boat"
in 259 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 133 reviews
"sealife centre"
in 107 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
in 48 reviews
"boat ride"
in 39 reviews
"giant turtles"
in 38 reviews
"star fish"
in 33 reviews
"rainy day"
in 61 reviews
"gift shop"
in 62 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 67 reviews
"half term"
in 20 reviews
"few hours"
in 54 reviews
"great for kids"
in 21 reviews
"great attraction"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 22 reviews
"tanks"
in 251 reviews
"aquarium"
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Reviewed yesterday

My family had a fantastic time at the sea life centre Brighton. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They have great knowledge about the animals and have an obvious affection for them. I especially enjoyed my ride in the flat bottom boat when I...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

An absolutely beautiful place & so relaxing. I enjoyed the glass bottom boat, but unfortunately, I was rather irritated by the lady doing the tour. We were the only 2 people on the boat, and she actually spoke to us like we were children, asking...More

1  Thank TitchyTrish
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Trish, I will pass this information on as we do try to tailor the talk to the audience, but it would appear on this occasion we got it wrong. I am pleased this did not blemish your overall experience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time today on the 19th July we did the behind the scenes tour and the glass bottom boat ride and both were incredible to experience! The staff we had host both things I believe their names were Liam, Chante and Dean, there...More

1  Thank hannahgracemcferran
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for such a lovely review and I am pleased you enjoyed the tour and boat ride. I will be sure the team are aware of your lovely comments.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m not one for many words, but what I can say is that this sea life centre is the best I have visited in GB and I have visited quite a few. Thank you for a great day

1  Thank ripley201
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am also not one for many words, but Thank You, that means a lot to us as we work hard to create magic memories.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend, we came to Brighton just to have a good time. Mess about a bit. We went to the aquarium, I’m actually scared of fish. But. It was a fun experience :)) thank you.

1  Thank Jennifer P
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Jennifer, thanks for your visit

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for families and small children. There are 3,500 animals in here and there is a lot of educational information on the environment shown in an easily digestible way. I strongly recommend booking as you will save a fair amount of...More

1  Thank Christopher D
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Christopher, great advice about advance booking as we can get busy and this saves a lot of money.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love comming here with the children there are so many large tanks of unusual fish. They love the huge shark tank that is here and the children's section is their favourite part. The shop is quite big but great if you like looking around...More

Thank emma N
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Emma, thanks for a lovely review, I hiope the ice trays are keeping you cool in this heat.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In comparison to London I was quite disappointed a lot of the tanks were closed there was no order or direction was a little grubby and lacked excitementMore

1  Thank Angelene J
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Angelene, thanks for your visit and review. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectation with a comparison to London Aquarium. very different attractions with different creatures so that is to be expected. Many of our TA comments say they prefer Brighton...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the aquarium on a number of occasions and each year it gets more crowded. The turtle - Gulliver - feels like an old friend these days! Exhibits are reasonable and varied. The auditorium is now a little old fashioned but you...More

Thank Lejeuc
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pumpkin the Octopus is brilliant and loved by everyone. he is just not very good at predicting world cup results! we are investing heavily on refurbishing the auditorium this winter so come back next year and see the transformation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really glad we went in had a look. They have made it look so pretty inside and the fish are well looked after...love the jelly fish. Worth a visit if you like fish and old buildings

Thank Leigh W
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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Leigh. everyone has a favourite, and the jelly fish are fast becoming mine as well.

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Hannah P
1 July 2018|
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Response from Sophieboyd | Reviewed this property |
I went with my boyfriend and we spent about three-four hours here. There’s loads to keep kids entertained if you have them, and there’s a cafe for drinks and stuff inside too.
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Lee W
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Network Rail Days out have a 2-for-1 deal if you go by train, so approx £19.00 for 2 but beware, at Sea Life adult prices start at age 3! £10.00/head adult and half that for children could be justified but absolutely no... More
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Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
What I can recall there was a drop off point at the front of the centre. I hope that’s some help.
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