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National Marine Aquarium

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Afternoon visit with young granddaughter

My granddaughter was very excited when we said we were coming to the Aquarium, she'd been before... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda P
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Visit with Toddler

Visited today with my 2 1/2 year old and I was very impressed with it on the whole. There were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yaahelo
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“sea life”(115 reviews)
“large tanks”(62 reviews)
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Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My granddaughter was very excited when we said we were coming to the Aquarium, she'd been before with her other granny and loved seeing the sharks especially. The three of us had a most enjoyable afternoon, lots to see and even a soft play centre...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the aquarium today spent about 3hrs in there and my it was well worth the drive from somereset. It was amazing to see some of the fishes so close up. Good value for money, tho as others have said the entrance process was a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited twice in the last week with our grandson and it has been a really good experience overall. Plenty to keep him occupied and easy access throughout. A really good time. However I would ask the aquarium to sort out the entrance experience....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab value for money as you get to come back as many times as you like once you have paid first time. It's a lovely place and on a good look so you can go round several times which is perfect for toddlers who don't...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well run with fascinating exhibits...the staff are excellent. Look for the huge octopus!!! Massive tanks with some very large fish!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my 2 1/2 year old and I was very impressed with it on the whole. There were lots of fish and sea life to see and plenty of information to read. There were lots of places to sit near the large tanks,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant day out, big aquarium with many sea creatures. Lots of information scattered around the aquarium which is very educational. I would like to especially thank the volunteer Lucy for being so helpful & enthusiastic. She shared so many great facts about the animals, one...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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nmaplymouth, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review our Aquarium and supporting our charity. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your day and we’ll ensure to pass on your comments to Lucy and the team. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed, after spending ages waiting and finding a parking space we walked the long walk to the harbour footbridge only to find closed till further notice, we are older and walking us hard for me.we checked their website site in advance and it was not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lorraine P
nmaplymouth, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to comment about our Aquarium. We’re sorry you didn’t manage to make it to the Aquarium itself. We’ve listed the bridge situation on our website since it broke some time ago so we’re sorry it wasn’t clear. The bridge is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked there which took 20mins round the harbour .but it was a warm day ,5 10 mins in car from centre.in summer there would be long ques .this could be quicker .as getting tickets take quite a time .aquaruim was amazing ,lots to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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nmaplymouth, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review our Aquarium and supporting our charity. We're working on speeding up our queueing process so we hope you’ll make use of your free return pass and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took my daughter here for her 1st birthday. There is a short walk from the car park to the aquarium, so id advise parents with young children take the pushchair. The customer service was fantastic, and we get a card to return for free...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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nmaplymouth, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review our Aquarium and supporting our charity. We hope your daughter had a fantastic 1st birthday! We hope you’ll make use of your free return pass and visit us again soon.

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Louise O
29 June 2018|
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Response from Maria C | Property representative |
Hi, we do indeed have our maritime garden open during the warmer months for packed lunches and picnics. Hope this helps, - Maria
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Jillsullivan
26 July 2015|
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Response from NationalMarineAqua | Property representative |
Hi Jill, Thanks for your message. Prices below: Family (2 adults and 2 children) £43.00 Adult (16 -59) £14.75 Child (4-15yrs) £10.75 Senior/Student £11.50
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