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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Address: | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number:
091 585 100
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a...

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.

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Lovely experience for families

Visited with our 4 and 8 year old, they enjoyed it alot. Plenty of exhibits to catch their attention, lots of different species and plenty of lifelike effects. We were lucky... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with our 4 and 8 year old, they enjoyed it alot. Plenty of exhibits to catch their attention, lots of different species and plenty of lifelike effects. We were lucky enough to be present when the fresh water feeding was taking place, the staff member was very informative and engaged with all the children and parents. Was very interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the Aquarium yesterday and really enjoyed our visit. Our young lad was fascinated by the fish displays as I was .Some of the Rays even came up and said hello. There was conger eel and Cray fish and lots of mullet in very natural conditions. We were the only people to in the building and no members of... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

You would think somewhere like this is just for kids, but after myself and my husband spent an afternoon here we realized it was definitely not. The place is full of quirky features and great fun to watch and touch the fish. Great experience.

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Thank Stephanie C
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you have been to a large american aquarium like Baltimore then you may be a little disappointed. It has a few unique to the area displays and animals but it does not take long to view most of the collection. It is nice that its across from the salthill promenade so you get get nice walk in with aquarium... More 

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Thank Eugene J
County Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Visited the antiquarian yesterday Wonderful place and the young lad giving the tour was great Got to feed the fish and hold the star fish it was great. Well worth a visit

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Dublin, Ireland
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I have been to the aqaurium in Dingle and Bray and enjoyed them a lot more. There seemed to be a shortage of staff here and those we saw seemed to be giving private tours only. Feeding times were poorly announced and as a result we missed them. Nothing about mackerel, a very popular fish in Galway. Little or no... More 

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Thank Ronan O
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the aquarium this morning with our children, half and hour and it was finished. It cost €25 with a voucher from the hotel we are staying at. The audio room was closed off upstairs as it was reserved for a party - don't know if we missed anything here. Overall unless you are a family with money to... More 

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Thank Ainee23
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had planned a visit to the Aquarium, so on a wet and windy Thursday morning we went. First impression, at €12.00 pp I thought it was a little over priced. Having said that, if I was eating the fish €12.00 wouldn't be a problem. We both enjoyed the experience of seeing these ocean dwellers up close and its not... More 

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Thank John k Foley
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I just have to comment on the positive staff attitude . This is in regard to their treatment of visitors and the sheer positive dedication towards the creatures in their care. Value for money and very informative. Interactive feeding, touching and learning. Don't miss it! Just allow plenty of time.

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Thank skiyy
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have enjoyed aquariums all over the world and for its size this delivered a great experience. Showing the exhibits in as close as possible to their natural conditions was impressive. The tank signage was sometimes poorly located when trying to identify individual specimens- you found something of interest and then had to go searching for an information sheet. An... More 

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