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National Sea Life Centre

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Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 6939
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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.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
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“octopus” (18 reviews)
“star fish” (14 reviews)
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Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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+353 1 286 6939
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with the kids on a sunday . The kids loved looking at all the small fish & turtles. There is a great selection of big & small fish & animals bright & colorful. The staff were very helpful when we were starting...More

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last year we had visited the Sea Life centre in Loch Lomond Scotland and it was a great day out with our daughter. We were pleased to find that there was another Sea Life centre in Ireland within a 2 hour drive from home. We...More

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Pat O, General Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Liam-FE40, Thanks for the review. We are disappointed that the experience was not what you expected but we are glad that your daughter enjoyed the visit. Just to note our tickets are valid all day so you can come in and out as you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When here in May the reason giving 4 stars is because have been to Galway and dingle aquariums and this one was a bit of a let down compared but if it's your first time or in the area it's deff worst the visit

Thank Stephen F
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Pat O, Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Stephen, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you had a good time. We enjoy showing visitors our 30 plus displays with over 1,000 marine creatures. Do visit again as we run special features and events throughout the year.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in here while in Bray.. thought it was a little expensive as it's quite small but I guess it goes towards upkeep of fish and tanks. I did however like the fun facts around the place about different fishes.More

Thank Tracey A
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Pat O, Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of SEA LIFE Bray and the lovely photos. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit here and found it educational. Indeed our team here is dedicated to the care of our marine species. Please do come visit again as we run special...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My wife and I live in Bray so when we have our nephews over this is always a great place to visit. As soon as you're in the door the fun starts. The kids are given sheets with questions that they can answer as they...More

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Pat O, Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks MickHanney7373 for taking the time to post a review. delighted you all had a great time and we agree it's fun for all ages!

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We paid an unplanned visit Bray Sea Life as part of our day out. I have limited mobility and I use a Rollator. We thoroughly enjoyed our slow meandering walk around all there was to see. We were approached by a staff member who invited...More

Thank EstherHoad
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Pat O, Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi EsterHoad, many apologies that you were not told about the disabled access as it is our policy to inform wheelchair users of this at admissions. I will ensure that the staff are aware of this again. Otherwise thank you for the lovely review, I...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Bray Aquarium on the beachfront is a fun outing! Relaxing with beautiful informative displays. Takes about 45 minutes to walk through at a leisurely pace with teenagers. Entrance fee a bit over priced but if majority of the funds go towards conservation then all good.

Thank StressFree1234
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Pat O, Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks for your review StressFree1234, glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

At first i thought we would spend an hour - we spent 5 hours. This was also my 3rd visit in 6 years with my young son. He was captivated again and again. The staff are brilliant and make it interesting on many levels. The...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We have visited this attraction several times, its small but it doesn't let down in quality. The staff are ever so helpful and nice and our kids love visiting here!

Thank CinnamonGum
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I do not know why but I really enjoy every visit in this place. The biggest mistake visitors do is running from tank to tank and then after 20 minutes it is over and people are disappointment. Stay there, give yourself some time, if you...More

Thank Irek S
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