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Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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+353 1 286 6939
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11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family...

The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out. An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha, we will take you on a journey of the deep...without getting wet! The Aquarium is completely indoors making it a perfect rainy day activity. Just a 2 minute walk from Bray DART Station and a relaxing and scenic 30 minute train ride from Dublin City Centre making us a perfect choice for tourists and residents alike. The National SEA LIFE Centre, Bray is one of the East Coasts top visitor attractions.

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Visit the real life Nemo and Dory!

Take the kids to get close up and personal with lots of marine creatures in Bray Sea Life. The staff engage well with visitors and there is a paper quiz to get good learning going... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
DublinHillwalker
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Dublin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive for what it is - just over 20euro and my 4yr old was finished in 20min. No individual signage at the tank, by the time the screen had rotated on to the fish we were looking for my son had moved on.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Our whole family was so excited to visit this place today, as we thought it was going to be a massive aquarium with glass tunnels. Just like on the pictures. But instead, we were faced with a tiny little walk through corridors with small tanks with a bit of fish in them and as the "finale", a few small sharks... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Take the kids to get close up and personal with lots of marine creatures in Bray Sea Life. The staff engage well with visitors and there is a paper quiz to get good learning going and make the visit fun for 6 - 12 year olds. Try and get there to watch feeding time in the big pool, as that... More 

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Dublin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited last year and remember the price of admission was a little more than expected. You are in and out of the attraction before you know it.

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Thank dublinmissey
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited the aquarium already two times. It is quite small (don't expect too much), but our son (2 years) is still happy with it and Bray is also a nice town where you can spend an afternoon at the sea side. The combination of that makes it a relaxed trip.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I first visited here when I was about 13 and the place was fantastic, they had so much more to see then what they have now. There aren't as many fish/tanks. The water is dirty and the place is grubby. It's also a lot shorter (the tour) than it used to be. It's way overpriced and I honestlyons don't know... More 

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Kildare
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I was here a few years ago and this time not much had changed.The fish were not in a good condition, it was dark and slippy.There was one slim tank and it contained a fully grown octopus who kept banging into the glass in pure anxiety and depression. I don't think the welfare of the sea creatures was top priority... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyable visit here as a family. Staff went over and above to make the visit enjoyable and interesting. Lots to see in various tanks with information.

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Thank traveller2148
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great place for all family and couples. The staff are lovely and the aquarium is small but have a great array of fish.

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Thank Duane T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very nice staff service and very nice location! just could be bigger and having more species but for the rest is no to bad.

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