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Sea Life Brighton

#13 of 163 things to do in Brighton Features Animals
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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Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I love my fish tanks soooo much and wanted to take my god children. When we got there was looking forward to it. The place is tiny we went around in 30 mins was quite put out as I said love my fish tanks...

Thank Justinlambert1979
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had the advantage of a 2for1 voucher to get in so it was only £35 for the 4 of us. As soon as we got in, it was great, you had so much around you to see and even though it was half term...More

Thank Iamthedancingqueen
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hello Dancing Queen, we are suitable for all ages as you found out. We are never too old to have fun. Shame you did not go on the Glass bottom boat as this would have added to your enjoyment even more.

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here recently with my boyfriend using a voucher so we got in for free. It was lovely, decorated very nicely and all the exhibits including the fish look well taken care of. We spent about a hour there looking around, and got to...More

Thank vicky4134
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thanks for the kind words about the staff, service is something we are always proud to deliver.

Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very nice place but too expensive. It's a shame that we have to pay extra for the glass boat, and other extras, it should be included in price. Also a shame that they are not enough information about the fishes ( like name, where they...More

Thank Virginie1461
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thanks for your visit Virginie and taking the time to review. It is not possible to include the boat on the ticket because of capacity. The boat has 3 crossings per hour with 12 people on each boat meaning we have a daily capacity of...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Loved our visit to sealife today, little one enjoyed all of the fish and seeing the Shark tunnel and hunting for pumpkins, winning a medal at the end for her efforts! Pre book if possible as saves time and money on the day. If you're...More

Thank SharonBLondon
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Sharon, we are pleased you managed to secure the cheaper tickets by booking online.

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

You can see there has been investment. The sea life centre here in Brighton was a pleasure to wander around. We have a family with two children aged 7 and 9 who both enjoyed the couple of hours spent here. We arrived at 10 before...More

Thank John C
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Great advice about arriving early John, but a great time will be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had a couple of hours to explore Sea Life towards the end of the afternoon. We had missed most of the planned activities, but did get to see the turtles being fed with a short presentation. These two turtles are an incredible size and 77...More

Thank Caff_H
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Caff, 2 hours is enough for some people but like you pointed out, some can spend all day if they want too.

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After reading all of the excellent reviews from other visitors I was excited about visiting Sea Life Brighton. It felt like it was going to be the highlight of the trip. It was very busy, quite small and lacking compared to other marine exhibits I've...More

Thank George B
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Hi George, sorry that we did not meet up with your expectations following other reviews. October half term is one of the busiest weeks of the year so a little more crowded than other times, but I am pleased you found the staff friendly and...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Can spend hours watching sting rays! Lots to do and see here. Worth the extra £4 for the glass bottom boat trip to see the sharks and stingrays swimming beneath you.

Thank Louise O
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Hi Louise, thanks for commenting on the sting rays, sometimes they feel left out with the Sharks and Turtles taking all the credit.

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

One poor girl on the till at the souvenir shop whilst three staff stand around taking, asked if there was a chance of another till opening and was told they would see what they can do!?! Can't they operate a till was it below them!?!

Thank Steven D
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Steven, there is little I can say apart from Sorry. You are absolutely correct this should not have happened. Customer Service is normally our priority and I am sorry you were let down.

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Lubeyna D
Is there parking available? And how much does it cost?
24 June 2017|
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Response from fullhousefamily | Reviewed this property |
Nearest parking is £5 an hour, there are cheaper parking places available in Brighton and a park and ride from Hove.
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Elliot C
Hello, im visiting this saturday and want to go sea life but cant book in advance due to no debit card (lost it) and only have cash. will i be able to get two tickets on saturday on the door
6 March 2017|
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Response from Wai-Keung L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can buy tickets on the door. But this is not guaranteed on busy days.
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