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Address: Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600301
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Big aquarium lots of fish, favourite bit, first part local sea life display. Does special events for kids of all ages, ooooh its goo....can even sleep with the Sharks. Once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Aquarium was really good but was far too short for the money we paid when you consider parking paid as well, wouldn't go again, least the queue wasnt long to get in

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Big aquarium lots of fish, favourite bit, first part local sea life display. Does special events for kids of all ages, ooooh its goo....can even sleep with the Sharks. Once brought ticket can return throughout year for free. Has cafe and picnic area if needed

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Raymont. Thanks for the great back, and taking the time to tell us about your visit. More 

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I did read on here that someone thought this Aquarium was small and disappointing. That was not my experience and I think they must have been at a different aquarium. We went mid-week, the soft play area was open and full. The self service restaurant was quick, easy to use and reasonably priced. The Aquarium itself I thought was priced... More 

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Maggie, Thanks for taking the time to write this comprehensive review. We're glad you love our fish and hope you visit again soon. Thanks. More 

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Some big fish, but nothing too splashy (showy) (excuse the pun). Kids had a fun time, but soon rushed through the exhibit. Great location up on the barbican, but you could easily overlook it - it looks more like a library than aquarium from the outside. The inside isn't much better and it feels more directed and designed for school... More 

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for the review. Did you get to see our 3m+ sand tiger sharks, or our loggerhead turtle Snorkel? Were there species you felt were missing? We do have approx. 30,000 school visitors each year but have 10 times as many families visit annually. We're glad you like the barbican and we hope you give us another try. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Reviews were patchy but we went anyway. Great place to visit. The whole family enjoyed but it certainly didnt take the 3 hours the wedsite claims. Gift shop could do with reorganisation!

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Morgan, Thanks for taking the time to feedback and we're glad you thought we were a great place to visit. We recommend 2.5-3 hours to read all the interpretation and experience all of the exhibits but you can move around a lot faster if you want to. The giftshop is on the radar for an update but as a... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the second time that we visited the aquarium and we have loved it every time. We went round fairly quickly because my kids were so excited they kept running off to the next tank. Sitting in front of the big tank eating your lunch really is quite special (not sure if you are supposed to but everyone else... More 

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Victoria, We're glad your family had a great day and don't worry lots of kids get that excited and you end up walking around a second time too. We hope to see you the next time you are down on holiday. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Fun and informative on local fish and other marine life from locality and some good exhibits of sharks and jelly fish from warmer waters. Spent happy 3 hours. Requires a little patience but well rewarded

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Czzzz Glad you felt rewarded after your visit and thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I visited the aquarium with my partner, whilst on holiday in Devon. After researching we decided to go here as it said it was the largest and best aquarium in the UK. Before we even set foot in there the outside area put us off. Rubbish everywhere, there was even a sleeping bag, food bags etc by some steps where... More 

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Keepsmiling, Thanks for taking the time to feedback. We are in fact the largest aquarium in the UK which is used in our marketing. We can only apologies if some of the public footpaths were dirty when you visited we maintain the areas directly around us and this is cleaned daily. The day you mentioned we had to carry... More 

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visit this aquarium fairly regularly, it is a favourite with both our (age 3) grandchildren. There is a lot to look at and read about with lots of lovely colourful fish, seahorses, anenome, starfish, crabs, jellyfish, rays, and sharks to name just a few! This time we were just ourselves and as it was a weekday it was fairly... More 

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Morag, Thanks for feeding back, and we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit without the grand children as much as the visit with. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Exeter
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very expensive which was afactor in deciding on whether or not to go but if you live local you have the option to sign up for free entry for the rest of the year. Great if you plan on visiting again and can get to it easily. If not its a pricey trip out for even just 2 people. We... More 

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi CBB, Thanks for the feedback, you are right watching the exhibits is what its all about. we're glad you enjoyed and will share with management your ideas on things to do for big kids. More 

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Address: Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600301
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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