Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium: Hours, Address, Bristol Aquarium Reviews: 3.5/5

Bristol Aquarium
3.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kate P
United Kingdom3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
It was a great place to go. Lots to see but you need time to see everything. If you arent interested in fish dont go. We were there for several hours but we were trying to catch the shows which were very interesting. I wish there was a toilet halfway round and a map of the place in the booklet.
Written 8 May 2022
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Holly
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Arrived at around 2pm and was happy to see it was nice a quiet.. the lady at the desk was very nice and friendly! Unfortunately I was a little deflated and disappointed by the aquarium experience.. the whole thing took around 25 minutes to look around!! I was totally shocked that it was finished I actually didn’t believe my husband when he said. It cost just over £17 each for myself and my husband and an extra £11 for my son. I just feel for the experience it’s not worth the price. After, I went to the caffe to grab 1 oasis drink and a small (very small) carton of apple juice.. nearly fainted when they said it came to £4.20!! Absolutely ridiculous.

All in all it was a pretty aquarium but for the price not worth it.. also avoid the caffe if you’re on a tight budget.
Written 29 April 2022
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Catherine P
Merthyr Tydfil, UK55 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Visited with my 4 year old and we both enjoyed!

It’s not very big but there’s plenty to look at, took us 90 mins to walk around. We managed to catch one of the keepers talks too which was good.

We had a bite to eat in the café afterwards, good children’s sandwich box but poor choice for adults, only pizza.
Written 24 April 2022
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Heidi A
2 contributions
Apr 2022
Online booking was easy. We arrived just after 10 am, when there were not many people. When we left around noon the place was very crowded. The aquarium is ok compared to other aquariums we have visited. However, the keeper's talk and feeding at the coral reef aquarium would have been much more interesting if we could actually hear what the keeper said....The microphone he used was not good at all.
Written 18 April 2022
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Kdavis99
Clevedon, UK22 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I visited in the Easter holidays with my daughter. We were really looking forward to it. The displays were good, however after an hour we had seen everything. We felt a bit deflated! I wish I had seen the reviews before we decided to go now.

We went to Bristol Zoo the day before, and this was cheaper for us to get in, and much more to see!

I think the aquarium could be improved by making more to do. Yes there are talks and feeding times, but there are so many toddlers and buggies everywhere, it’s difficult to see anyway. Perhaps a soft play area would help.
Written 13 April 2022
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MissBusy22
London, UK261 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
This aquaroym is really nice there is a souvenir shop and a cafe if you want a bite to eat there are some rides for the littles ones and lots of under water creatures to see. They have some tankers lower for the little ones to come face to face with the underwater creatures and a lot of interesting fish. I recommend visiting when in bristol. We didn't get pur tickets in advance we paid when we got there
Written 25 March 2022
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Chew Magna, UK99 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family


We love Bristol Aquarium – full 4* shorts review at coeliacwellnes. com. We didn’t stop at the CShedCafe, but they are welcoming to those with allergies, disabilities and children.  However, they don’t have an online menu or cross contamination statement, which made it difficult for one of our coeliac families to plan a visit.  The signage indicated they had GF pizza and macaroons available, as well as some naturally gluten free  hot and cold drinks.  We’d love some more online information about the café, so we can plan to pop in next time we visit.
Written 18 March 2022
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Anz
Llanelli, UK45 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Great range of fish species but packed at the time of the visit so was hard to get a view in some areas so had to wait for people to move on to look and then there were more people coming and didn't want to keep them waiting so couldn't stop and look for long alothough the ticket did last all day there isn't a great deal to see for the price.
Written 10 March 2022
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beezig
Wiltshire, UK25 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic trip today, great selection of aquatic animals, favourites were the Ray's and the Octupus!
One downside for me was it was very chaotic in the entrance foyer, could have a better cafe area, but apart from that, well worth a visit.
Written 6 March 2022
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ACBloo
Exeter, UK71 contributions
Mar 2022
What’s there is great, but the issue is that there is not enough there. Even taking our time, we were through within the hour. Some nice fish but nothing spectacular - no big shark, turtle, octopus, etc. There isn’t much else to do other than a cafe…a kids soft play area would be nice. The price is just way to expensive for such a small attraction and parking cost is high also.
Written 6 March 2022
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Bristol Aquarium is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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