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Galway Atlantaquaria

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| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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An enjoyable visit!

Our family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children between 6 & 10) enjoyed our visit here! It's not the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PETLAND M
But of a disappointment

My partner and I visited the aquarium on a visit to Galway 2 years ago and found it very good with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Natasha F
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea life” (28 reviews)
“star fish” (24 reviews)
“feeding times” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 585 100
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"sea life"
in 28 reviews
"star fish"
in 24 reviews
"feeding times"
in 23 reviews
"small aquarium"
in 14 reviews
"rainy day"
in 31 reviews
"fish feeding"
in 9 reviews
"hold starfish"
in 9 reviews
"touch pool"
in 8 reviews
"ray pool"
in 7 reviews
"feeding tour"
in 6 reviews
"national aquarium"
in 6 reviews
"different species"
in 5 reviews
"family ticket"
in 5 reviews
"great attraction"
in 7 reviews
"few hours"
in 13 reviews
"great for kids"
in 8 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children between 6 & 10) enjoyed our visit here! It's not the fanciest aquarium we've ever been to, but the touch tanks were a lot of fun. The staff were very helpful, and our kids even got...More

Thank PETLAND M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the aquarium on a visit to Galway 2 years ago and found it very good with lots to see, so naturally we wanted to return on a recent visit to Galway and this time we had our 3 year old...More

Thank Natasha F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love fish. We keep them at home, and we love to visit aquariums. It was fun to get to check out the different fish native to Ireland. But the place was a bit dated, and there were several attractions that were...More

Thank AirJanet
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great aquarium, interesting for both adults and kids with touch tanks. You can even buy fish from their pet shop

Thank Mrlucky09
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aquarium visit was something different from driving on a country side and watching natural sights. I didn't expect much from this place but it was positive experience. It was Friday noon in the sunny day and aquarium was quite empty. There was little fish feeding...More

Thank Antti L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While not very large, it is well done! Beautiful exhibits and educational. Watch out for the splash tank! The whale skeleton is massive and really gives you a scale on the size of whales.

Thank Msnider76653
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this, with 2 small children who also loved it and interacted well with all the displays, However the noise level with the pumps was crazy. I don't mind the wave pool, but upstairs it was very loud, and impossible to hear the guide, when...More

Thank jayGalway
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Good but Very expensive . €30 for a family of 3. Don't think it's worth that much. Two levels . Bottom floor is good but not much on the top floor. A lot of exhibitions empty.

Thank birdiefff
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This was a wonderful little aquarium! We happened to be there during a feeding time too. It was very neat to see the fish go crazy over dinner. But don't go into the aquarium expecting a wide variety of animals. It's totally unlike the large...More

1  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent fun for kids who can dip hands into fish pool and touch the fish, and gaze into the two story high tank to catch site of sharks and many other species of sea creatures.

Thank Stephanie O
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DJMartyNC
2 April 2018|
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Response from birdiefff | Reviewed this property |
nope.
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Rebecca D
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sorry no
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Kay C
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Nope no penguins yet
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