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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed going to the Sea life centre. Such a variety of sea animals to see. Liked going through the tunnel with sharks and other fish going over our heads. Very informative on the sea life that is on display.

Thank Julie G
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Julie, we look forward to you returning in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expensive for the hour it took us to plough our way around. Unfriendly and unhelpful staff. Tanks all seemed far too small for the creatures in them. Was cruel when it was a Dolpinarium and its cruel now.

Thank Sarah B
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sarah, I am sorry you felt this way but thanks for taking the time to review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value, easy to access, lots to see and the kids just loved it. We were surprised at how big it was and the little claws exhibition was a nice little surprise.

Thank Kelstaar
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to visit and review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience leaves you angry. Typical of a merlin experience. The building is great and the specimens are great. However, the whole experience is dreadful. It starts when you try to book tickets as all the headline price reductions only apply to very specific...More

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review and I am pleased that you liked the exhibits and animal husbandry standards. I am sorry you had problems booking the best value ticket at £10.50, this is available every afternoon so I am a little surprised you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live an hours drive from Brighton and always make time for a visit to this centre with my two young children. The toddler enjoys getting to see all the different sea creatures and the youngest enjoys the tanks. The space is great for younger...More

Thank KBexW
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for your kind comments. as a regular visit maybe you would benefit from considering the Sea Life annual pass.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 2 boys, 4 and nearly 2, to Sea Life Brighton after a friend recommended it. We weren't disappointed. It was busy as it was half term, but the layout meant that it never got too cramped. The displays are amazing, and the...More

Thank Dan744
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am delighted you and the boys had such a magical visit, memories that will last for ever.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to take children quite a bit to see sharks and many rays starfish and lots lots more. Gift shop reasonably priced but do mind out for all the ignorant and arrogant people who go there my son got pushed twice some man tried...More

Thank ProjectAlice56
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Alice, thanks for taking the time to review. I am sorry you encountered an individual who was not polite.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure about this but glad we went. Arrived after 10 and think this was a good time as it wasn't too busy for a half term. Super expensive on the door and they did push a million extras on you so be prepared! Book...More

Thank Hellsbells2017
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Hellsbells, great advice about booking online in advance to save money. it also guarentees entry!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried to book online, but had a dodgy signal so couldn't complete the sale - however despite promising up to 40% saving, it was only £2 more expensive to pay on the door. Inside was the usual excellent Sealife exhibits, but the historic buildings made...More

Thank Phil C C
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Phil, pleased you had such a great visit without long queues. Online tickets start from £10.50 so it depends which type and time slot you choose as to the size of the discount.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit on a wet day. The behind the scenes tour was just us & very interesting. There was a mix up in our glass bottom tour tickets which was sorted with no problem at all. The information provided was excellent. All...More

Thank eire_302013
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for your lovely review.

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Savita R
25 June 2017|
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Response from diverchickShropshire | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure. Probably best to call them first to avoid disappointment. It's a great day out. Enjoy :-)
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Lubeyna D
24 June 2017|
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Response from Sophie A | Reviewed this property |
Not at the actual attraction no. There is a multi-storey car park very nearby, like less than a five minute walk from the aquarium. I always find it cheaper to get the train to Brighton, as parking there costs the earth!!
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Elliot C
6 March 2017|
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Response from suzzanne333 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they say that they turn people away if it gets too busy ! I went on Friday just gone .. it took a little under an hour to look round and I came out feeling sorry for the creatures in there , too small .
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