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Blue Reef Aquarium

#7 of 17 things to do in Tynemouth Features Animals
Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4JF, England
+44 191 258 1031
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Something fishy...

This is a good little aquarium... But it really is small. There are lots of sea creatures to see... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Ignore the moaners, fine couple of hours

Crikey what do people expect for less than a tenner these days? Yes it's small, yes it's a bit... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
newcastle upon tyne
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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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Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4JF, England
+44 191 258 1031

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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This is a good little aquarium... But it really is small. There are lots of sea creatures to see and a small tunnel to walk under but there were also quite a few empty tanks. The seal show is outside and uncovered so if it's...More

Thank ladywilding
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Crikey what do people expect for less than a tenner these days? Yes it's small, yes it's a bit smelly, yes it's a bit chilly. But at £7.00 for an adult and £4.50 for a child with readily available offers (vouchers available on line ALL...More

2  Thank drewedmin999
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the blue reef today to be very disappointed, it's very small and needs up dating. Very expensive for what's there it only takes about half hour to see the few fish on offer. Not worth the money!

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

A coach load of school children split into smaller groups led by an adult each, didn't kerb the children screaming and shouting at each other. There were animals as well as fish, making them jumpy. Really spoilt our visit, leaving very quickly instead of making...More

1  Thank Jo N
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the aquarium today and actually really enjoyed it (glad I hadn't read the reviews here prior to going or I probably wouldn't have!) the fish/animals appear to be very well cared for and the knowledge of the staff members was outstanding. The Seal...More

Thank Gillie86
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

This aquarium seriously needs to up its game, the price is extortionate for what is there! We were very disappointed at the lack of things to see and it was freezing cold inside! I wouldn't go again, we paid for two hours parking and we...More

Thank Twedhead
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

It's not bad. Needs some Tlc some updating and something to fill in the time. Our children are both under five and probably finished it in all of about 45 minutes. All animals are well cared for and in great 'accommodation' but it's still few...More

Thank nannyerin
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Visited with my husband and two young boys. Was not worth the money and we will not be returning. It was boring, smelly and dirty and we walked around in 20 minutes. Not worth the money

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Nice place to spend a few hours! Informative talk by one staff member about the fish. Also got to see a feeding time too. Happy to return one day.

Thank Raibyrd3161
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We visited Blue reef Aquarium in Tynemouth on Mother's day. Myself, Partner and 2 children. We were greeted by staff upon entry. A very friendly family orientated atmosphere. Very reasonably priced too, considering you can stay there all day or wander in and out throughout...More

Thank Helen C
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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