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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4JF, England
+44 191 258 1031
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Waste of money

Totally overpriced for what it is, nearly 50 quid for us to get in and very disappointed. No sooner... read more

Reviewed yesterday
via mobile
Beautiful sights

Not only were many of the fish beautiful, but the explanatory panels were clear. We also took in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony R
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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Enjoy close encounters with incredible creatures from around the world at the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth.Explore the drama of the British coast, the underwater gardens of the Mediterranean, the dazzling beauty of a spectacular coral reef and the exotic features of a tropical rainforest! Living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from clownfish and seahorses to tropical sharks and graceful stingrays. Watch our cheeky otters play in their indoor otter hault.Meet the Monkeys and reptiles in the incredible world of the tropical rainforest in Amazing Amazon! our colony of adorable monkeys include tiny pygmy marmosets and comical-looking cotton topped tamarins.New! 2013 SEA LIONS!Come and meet the seals and our new Sea lions! Seal cove is an awesome outdoor facility which provides a stunning home for our resident harbour seals and our newly arrived pair of California Sea Lions. The 650,000 litre naturally themed display features everything from underwater caves to rocky haul out areas. Giant viewing panels and a ramped walkway provide visitors with an unrivalled opportunity to admire the seals and sea lions grace and agility from both above and below the waterline. Discover all about our vital work caring for injured marine life in our marine rescue centre.As well as innovative displays, informative daily talks and feeding demonstrations, there's an ever-changing programme of special events and exhibitions throughout the year from Pirates Weekends to Shark Week – check out our website for full details.
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  • Average27%
  • Poor17%
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“sea lions” (23 reviews)
“feeding times” (13 reviews)
“otter talk” (7 reviews)
Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4JF, England
+44 191 258 1031

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Totally overpriced for what it is, nearly 50 quid for us to get in and very disappointed. No sooner have you gone in than you're back out again, filled about an hour at the very most. Wouldn't bother, save your money and go to Tynemouth...More

Thank Tnk1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only were many of the fish beautiful, but the explanatory panels were clear. We also took in the seal show, well worth the odd splash!!

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Aquarium is quite small, with some interesting displays, but overall it's a bit dissapointing. Expensive to get in, and the cafe was very expensive. A shame, as the Newquay and Portsmouth aquariums belonging to this company were much better.

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took our 2 grandkids aged 2 & 5 , kept therm entertained for a couple of hours . not the biggest aquarium around but enough to keep them happy . look out for offers on the internet as we took advantage...More

Thank J7313NRandrewh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is only a small aquarium. It is well presented and interesting with lots of presentations through the day, but even with gift shop, cafe and play area it only filled a couple of hours. That said, it was reasonable value and I didn't feel...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It was very interesting, not the biggest aquarium I've ever seen but still enough. We enjoyed the seal show and I would definitely come again.

Thank Sagvan K
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We both visited this attraction when we were in the area, although it's not a massive place it was well worth a visit to see the otters and seals alone, the keepers give a questions and answers talk on the animals which was quite funny...More

Thank author55
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We always love going to the aquarium - from the variety of attractive fish to other beasts and similar! Today we saw a horseshoe crab - quite an unusual sight in such a place - and the otters were very playful! Oh, and the seals...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I took my 5 year old daughter who really enjoyed the place. She particularly loved the seal show (getting splashed) and holding the starfish... There was plenty to do to keep her occupied! The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I have taken her previously...More

Thank EDocBrown
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I visited this aquarium on a Thursday in the Summer school holidays with my 5yo twins and a friend with 3yo and a baby. I had pre-booked tickets to take advantage of the 20% online discount, which, while not cheap, are the going rate for...More

Thank DanielLiam
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1 May 2016|
Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
E-Tickets are valid for one single visit during a six month period from the date of purchase. E-tickets are valid for one single use during a six month period from the date of purchase except where online discount tickets... More
6 June 2015|
Response from steve b | Reviewed this property |
hello, if i remember rightly it should be all ok by now, however worth checking website or perhaps a telephone call, enjoy regards steve