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Address: Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1637 878134
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Description: Over 40 living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from...
Over 40 living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from tropical sharks and lobsters to seahorses and tropical fish. At the aquarium’s heart is the ocean tank where an underwater walk-through tunnel offers incredibly close encounters with the stunning beauty of a tropical coral reef – home to hundreds of colourful fish, tropical sharks in all shapes and sizes and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. Other displays are home to everything from giant Pacific octopus, trigger fish and nautilus to cuttlefish, turtles and terrapins. Don't miss the freshwater Amazon display which is home to a pair of Cuvier’s dwarf caiman.
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Enjoyable Afternoon

We found ourselves with a free (rainy) afternoon and decided to stay local and visit the Aquarium. It was £10 per Adult which i think was very reasonable considering the amount of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
ElizabethJRogers
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We found ourselves with a free (rainy) afternoon and decided to stay local and visit the Aquarium. It was £10 per Adult which i think was very reasonable considering the amount of fish and sea creatures you get to see. I particularly enjoyed the Shark walk through - we were there during the shark feed which i found extremely interesting... More 

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Mullion, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited with grand children nice introduction to the creatures in our seas i found entry fee a bit on the high side for the attraction .The cafe attached was a definate avoid over priced and not at all inviting.This really brought home to me what a family visiting our county could spend entertaining the children if the sun does not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited the aquarium in Feb 15. We stepped in as its located just on the beach which we were walking along. Exactly what you'd expect from an aquarium. A few interesting sights, can imagine it's good for kids/families but I would have preferred for it to maybe have more to it, it only took us half an hour or so... More 

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited the aquarium with my wife whilst on holiday in Newquay in 2013. It is a fascinating place full of many beautiful and interesting marine creatures. Can't remember how much we paid, but thought it was well worth the money to get so close to the amazing sea life. On this holiday we also visited the Eden Project and Newquay... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Arrived on opening so all nice and quiet. Some good exhibits which my two boys (aged 6 & 4) enjoyed especially the sharks but even taking things slowly we were done in an hour. £28 for one adult and two children makes this a pricey visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A nice little aquarium, well set out, with some unusual exhibits. Loved the seahorses and the loggerhead turtle. We thought it was a bit overpriced for it's size though, as we have been to larger aquariums with more exhibits etc., for less.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Forgetting the price for a minute, the actual aquarium was excellent, good selection of fish, excellent knowledge from the staff, ideal location for a quick or long visit. Kids loved the main tank where you can walk through a tunnel underneath & view from the top. We saw the fish being fed with an explanation of what/why etc., and everyone... More 

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Redruth, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The disappointment started the day before where it proved impossible to get the online discounted tickets on a confusing website with multiple, and as it turns out, incorrect prices! 'Transaction not accepted' - Two adults a child under 3 and one over 3 had to pay £26. Though they were impressed by the shark and the manta the whole thing... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I visited the aquarium this week on a cold wet day outside so we decided to stay warm and dry by visiting the indoor seaside. You can see in the very first open tank some of our natural shore fish such as mullett and wrasse with a very clever timed 'shore wave' which sees the fish riding... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Just loved everything. Staff very informative. Great for all the family. Will be taking the grandchildren again in the summer. Cannot wait.

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