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Address: 3 Brindley Place | The Waters Edge, Birmingham B1 2HL, England
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+44 871 423 2110
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Dive and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures...

Dive and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through the amazing underwater world of The National SEA LIFE Centre Brimingham. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks. To get any closer you'll have to get wet!

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Great day out

Everyone had a great time visiting the centre. Staff are very friendly and helpful, the place is very clean and the exhibits are great.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Emma W
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is tiny and crowded. The price is so expensive for what you grt. You can be in and out in under an hour.

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Thank Leelandla
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited a few Sea Life Centres. Sadly, one represents the least value for money. It's over surprisingly quickly. I thought we must have bypassed an area but checked and no - we didn't. Glad we went as locals but won't be back to this one.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's ok, wouldn't go again as it was a bit boring and a lot smaller than imagined. My 3 year old daughter enjoyed it but said she wanted to go home as she had had enough half way round.

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Thank Olivia A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked online which gave a small discount to the walk in price, which was a bonus. I paid a little extra for a behind the scenes tour, took about 30 minutes. Guided by the staff you got to see what they feed the animals, newly born sharks and rays and some other species that aren't in the aquarium. With... More 

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Thank Stacey M
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very interesting place and the underwater tunnel was impressive but overall the visit did not justify the cost. Do not go on a weekend if you can avoid it. When I went, it was heaving and not very easy to view all of the exhibits justifiably. There was a lot of claims that they help with various environmental projects... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoy visiting Sea Life centres but this is the best one yet. Delays at the entry point tills which needs to be looked at, it can take 15 mins to process one family, but the sea life is outstanding, the underwater tunnel especially good. Great use of space inside and friendly and knowledgable staff. Great visit

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Thank Lee G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The sea life centre although what is there is good but only good. The expense involved in taking a family for a visit is not matched by the experience gained. The sea life centre provides a morning or afternoon NOT a full day. Book in advance during the school holidays or you will spend more time waiting than looking at... More 

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Thank Richard M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was worried that this would be more for kids, but we truly enjoyed our visit. We learnt quite a bit and obviously watching the penguins swim was our favourite part. There was a section where you could pick up a star fish, but we didn't really like the smell around there so continued.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone had a great time visiting the centre. Staff are very friendly and helpful, the place is very clean and the exhibits are great.

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Thank Emma W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the SeaLife Centre for our daughters 2nd birthday. Everyone had a wonderful day and it was soooo interesting to see all of the different fishes and sea creatures. The tunnel is amazing, especially with the glass floor...look out for the giant sea turtle...so incredible! Our daughter absolutely loved the penguins and would've stood there for hours watching them... More 

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