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National Marine Aquarium

Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
44 1752 600301
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Ranked #17 of 119 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Aquariums
Traveler Description: The National Marine Aquarium is Britain's biggest aquarium with Europe's deepest tank and is a self funded charity. Many people will be happy with... more »
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited here recently and had a really good time definetly worth a visit. The place was clean and the tanks were amazing. Would have been better if it wasn't over so quickly about an hour and a half to get round which for the price is a little steep.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took my daughter and her friend and we had a brilliant couple if hours. The ticket allows me to take them back as often as I want for a year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Brilliant facilities not that far from the main town. Lovely large tanks for all the fish and a very educational venue, make the most of the ticket price and go around again as you see things you didn't see the first time!

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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was advertised as one of the largest aquariums,but have to say disappointed,the cafe wasnt very clean and very crowded,the displays and tanks were all well kept,but for the money,which was all in all over 60 pounds for all of us,it wasnt worth it,disappointed but didnt want to be

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The staff in this tourist attraction as fantastic. Ever helpful and willing to get involved with all visitors. This is not simply an Aquarium to peruse a multitude of marine life but a great educational establishment that only really offers up its bounty when you take the time to read the information on show and even better, ask a member... More

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Sorrento, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have been here a few times and became a little passé about it. However I took my grandchildren to see it, ages 3, 4, 6, 6, and 6, recently and they were all amazed. I was amazed how much knowledge I had accumulated over the years, and all of them thought I was really clever. Great afternoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While not the absolute largest or best aquarium I've been to, there were several very large tanks with a variety of marine life in them, and some absolutely lovely jellyfish tanks. Staff/volunteers were very helpful too.

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Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were on holiday in devon, it was raining, so thought we would head to Plymouth, to see what it had to offer, this was a great find, £41 for a family of four, not sure if it would have been cheaper pre booking, and a bit steep for a 2-3 hr visit, hubby and I would have spent longer,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

liked it as much as the first time but not really changed much would go again but maybe in 5 years time cafe becomes crowded most of the time and you struggle to get a seat which is annoying when you have children but the rest of the aqaurium is educational.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We spent about three hours looking at all the sea creatures lots of different types not just fish nice and clean tanks the place itself was very clean flat flooring with a lift so good if your disabled or elderly also have concessions for oap disabled cares and students well worth a visit

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