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National Marine Aquarium

Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
44 1752 600301
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Ranked #18 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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Winnipeg
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum at the urging of our relatives with whom we were staying in Plymouth. Admission was GBP 10.50 for seniors. The museum is divided into theme areas with interactive exhibits, aquariums (large and small), a café and gift shop. Walking is relatively easy, however, my spouse chose the lifts (elevators) as well. We found the exhibits very... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Strolling around the vast floorspace, wine in hand makes for a classy and fun experience! What's On Plymouth had posted event information about an adults evening hosted at the National Marine Aquarium a few weeks before the event and as an aquarium-enthusiast I was intrigued as to what would be on offer. I eagerly booked tickets (really fast and easy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We went to the aquarium for a day out with a friend during the summer holidays. We all enjoyed the day out looking at all the different animals. We were lucky enough to see the divers cleaning the tank. It was a great day out.

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Broadstone, Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Having visited the original aquarium back in the 1960's, I thought it was time to visit the new one, and I was not disappointed. It has the deepest tank in Europe. It is unlike all the usual glass walkways where there is only a few feet of water above you. The low level is really deep down, and it has... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We had a fun day at the National Marine Aquarium , so many species and various fishes , some fantastic sharks and overall very interesting.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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 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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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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