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Address: Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600301
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It was a fun day out can sometimes get to Busy but the people that are there are very friendly and know what they are talking about they are also very good and patient with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was a fun day out can sometimes get to Busy but the people that are there are very friendly and know what they are talking about they are also very good and patient with the children

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I thought this would be a good indoor activity for a rainy day during my recent stay in Plymouth. My overall comment is that the individual fish exhibits lacked complete descriptions...sometimes having no description at all. Being from the US, I'm spoiled with many first-rate aquariums, so I was a bit disappointed with this one. I was hoping, being the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Bought online tickets the night before which meant we had a shorter "fastrack" queue to stand in the pouring rain, compared to the other unbooked queue which was very long, but we still had to queue for 20 mins. Once inside it was so packed we couldn't get near the exhibits, and it was very hot. We were given a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This could have been a fabulous educational experience but for the excited and screaming children. So the kids that would find it useful will find that they are unable to. The tanks are well put together as well as the information around the displays. Can be a useful interactive experience as well. If you have children who run and scream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Such a fantastic place, didn't realise until todays visit that there was disabled parking closer to the aquarium, this makes it even better. My daughter loves all the different aspects of the aquarium. She is in a wheelchair but small enough for me to carry her, she loves sitting on the floor with me looking at the sharks, but today... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As most other holiday makers, we chose to visit on a rainy day. Worst decision ever. We queued in the pouring rain for ages. We asked the staff if people could que in the long corridor leading to the entrance but they refused as people could've snuck in without paying. This meant our daughter using a wheelchair was soaked through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We drove 2 hrs to come to the aquarium for a day out when it was a rainy day! Booked online the night before- very easy, discounted price, fast tracked on the day (very advisable on a wet summer day!!) and all we had to do was show the email to the chap behind the desk. This also gave us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We (64 and 17) went on an absolutely appalling day. We had booked on line but it wasn't at all clear whether we could bypass the queue or not. Those in the queue (20m) had no protection at all and we're soaked. Definitely a place for tolerant adults and children - we turned out to be neither! Too full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We come down to Plymouth a couple of times a year and almost always visit the National Marine Aquarium. Every time that we visit it is slightly different. There is plenty of space, tons of exhibits and is very informative. The cost of entry isn't particularly cheap but it does then give free entry for 12 months. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We first visited about 9 years ago and were really looking forward to going back. We were not disappointed. This is not a typical seaside aquarium it is huge and has the most enormous tanks filled with some amazing fish. My three children were really engaged which is a rare thing. There are staff located around the aquarium to answer... More 

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