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Address: Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
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Lovely outing for families. Well designed, colourful and interesting. However, as an Australian ours are better! But Bristol Aquarium worth a visit especially for children.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely outing for families. Well designed, colourful and interesting. However, as an Australian ours are better! But Bristol Aquarium worth a visit especially for children.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an expensive attraction that doesn't take that long to wander through. I appreciate that it is expensive to run and aquarium but the cost for a family of 4 for the duration of a visits is a little on the high side.

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Thank wheelerchris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a super day out at the aquarium with friends. The aquarium isn't huge but lots packed into the space they have in a super location near the harbour and lots of other attractions. Other reviewers have said it is over priced and if you just walk through at a constant pace without stopping to look and marvel at everything... More 

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Thank angela o
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My last day in Bristol and the weather turned sour. A very good indoor activity which would keep the children occupied for a good few hours. Especially if you combine it with a trip to Swoon (gelateria) afterwards. Well laid out with a lot to see. The only disappointment was not seeing an octopus.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not exactly on the same scale as Sea World, but it's a nice small aquarium, with a number of well lit fish tanks. The "Shark" tank being the most impressive, even though it was probably smaller than most swimming pools. Unfortunately the gate fee doesn't really reflect the smallness of the attraction, and you leave feeling as if you've... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my young grand daughter and also being interested about an English aquarium. Was very pleasantly surprised with the displays, the variety of environments from English coastline to tropical environment, and with lots of information on what was on display. Very educational and a worthwhile trip for children.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Friday with my husband and our 6 year old. I had read previous reviews and was a little concerned about the size of the aquarium but thought we would be able to make the most of our visit. We attended all the talks and activities we could, read all the signs and enjoyed the sealife, our visit last... More 

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am very pleased to hear you made the most of your visit by reading all the signage and attending the talks - they are incredibly interesting to listen to and staff will also stay behind after to answer any further questions you may have. We regularly re-visit our pricing to ensure we are... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2 families with a 6, 3, 2 and 1 year olds went. It is definitely overpriced but we had a nice time. It's good that you can come and go with your ticket, so we went elsewhere for lunch. Overall I was a bit disappointed as there isn't that much to do.

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and made the most of your ticket by popping back later in the afternoon. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed about with how much there was to do, we have thousands of animals here all in themed zones around the Aquarium. The more... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely 2 hours here, lots to see for young and old. A very good lay out leading to different areas of interest, including a botanical house,lots of different species,including my favourite, sea horses and Rays. Very easy to walk around. Well worth a visit

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bristol Aquarium! With lots of different events and activities each school holiday there is lots going on, take a look on our website for information about what's happening on your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Hannah More 

Falmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here yesterday with friends whilst having a few days break in Bristol. We took our time going around, reading most of the information boards and listening to one of the talks that was on whilst we were there. It took us 1&1/4 hours to go the whole way around for £38 for 2 adults and a 4 year... More 

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BristolAquarium, Front Office Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. I'm really pleased to hear that you read most of the information and caught one of the talks on offer. During the holiday periods we have at least 11 daily talks, activities and feeding demonstrations which we try and cater to children of all ages including Charlie the... More 

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