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Sea Life Manchester

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Address: Barton Square | The Trafford Centre, Stretford, Trafford M17 8AS, England
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+44 871 221 2483
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater...

SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun! To get any closer you would have to get wet!

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Really nice sealife

We really enjoyed our visit, we have merlin passes so the fact that we only spent an hour or so here really didn't matter but I think it's pretty pricy if you paying full whack so... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

SEATREK experience at SEALIFE Manchester is a must do for anyone wanting to experience swimming with sharks, rays and turtles and lots of fish at close quarters. We are both scuba divers and have dived in open oceans but nonetheless found the Manchester SEATREK to be a fabulous experience. We are certain that Non divers would be bowled over by... More 

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see that you and your family enjoyed taking part in Sea Trek and that you found it a joyful experience. Sea Trek is an under water experience that lets you come face to face with some of... More 

London
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24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit, we have merlin passes so the fact that we only spent an hour or so here really didn't matter but I think it's pretty pricy if you paying full whack so look for discounts! Probably the nicest sealife we have been to, the turtle talk at the beginning is lovely.

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are glad to see you really enjoyed your visit with us and that you enjoyed our Turtle Beach show at the start of the attraction. Its great to see you have Merlin Annual Passes, that way you can visit us... More 

North east
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sealife centres seem to be similar wherever you go and this was no exception. There was one thing that we had never seen before, the tank with the jelly fish. It had changable lights, these gave some awesome effects for us but I wonder what the constant light changes do to the jelly fish? I visited because I was in... More 

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. Each Sea Life centre are similar as we are all the same company however each centre does have a different moving exhibition which changes every year. For us, we have our new exhibit Jurassic Rangers which no other Sea Life centre... More 

Lancashire
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180 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I put these sorts of place on a par with Zoos, in that I don't believe that they should exist. The marine life is better off in its own environment, even if bred for tanks.

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about Sea Life Manchester. I am sorry to hear about your views on aquariums and zoos. Here at Sea Life we protect sick and injured creatures and promote awareness of the dangers that can be caused in the sea. Were very much about conservation at the centre and we... More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoying afternoon out very interesting, it's just a little smaller then I expected. I'd probably have taken a bit more time to go round if I'd have known how small it was. Still, all the staff were friendly especially the young lady who picked up my scarf (sorry I didn't catch your name). Would be great in the holidays for... More 

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Thank SarahFoodie78
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that all the staff were friendly and helpful when you lost your scarf. I am sorry you thought we were small in size. We are smaller than other aquariums you may... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just been to the Sea Life center in Manchester, i went on the Sea Trek adventure, it was excellent, good value for money and the staff were very helpful. All were friendly and the dive team were great and made the whole day very enjoyable. Turtles and Sharks​ swimming just above your head, great experience. Thouroly recommend.

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your Sea Trek experience with us and that you thought it was good value for money. Its great to see you thought the staff were very helpful and that the dive team made the... More 

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ( me and my fella) came today for a rare weekday day out during the day. We was really impressed with how informative things were and the staff you could tell enjoyed their job and was able to tell us lits of information about the exhibits. All the fish seemed really happy and in very good condition. The way... More 

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Thank Sarah W
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am glad you and your partner had a great time with us and that you thought all the staff were friendly and informative. All our team are dedicated people who are passionate about the creatures we have in the centre.... More 

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out plenty to see and do staff are very helpfull Plenty staff on had to help loved the rock pools were you can see the star fish shrimp and crabs

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are thrilled to see you had a great day out with us and that you thought our staff were friendly and helpful. All the team at Sea Life Manchester are dedicated and passionate about the centre and the creatures we... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday and it wasn't very busy. We used a voucher that let us in for 40% off but it does start to get expensive with a few kiddies however they are free till 3 years old. Staff are helpful however we weren't offered some kind of book that we kept seeing signs for to fill in,... More 

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am happy to see you and your children had a great time visiting us and that the centre was fairly quite for you. I am sorry that your children weren't offered a log book at the start of the attraction,... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

omg the turtle migration bit. so darn cute. and its pretty time consuming considering how small it is. well laid out.

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Thank Tori W
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are thrilled you enjoyed your day with us and that you thought the turtles were cute. I hope you got to see our giant green sea turtle Erine who is the star of our attraction. Did you know you can... More 

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