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National Marine Aquarium

Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
44 1752 600301
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Ranked #19 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

One of Britain's best Aquarium's, wonderfully well-presented and child-friendly. Very much a working Aquarium with ongoing breeding programmes and scientific research. Well worth a visit.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went to the Aquarium on a wet day so we knew it would be busy but it was just so crowded. There were not only health and safety issues but also the fact that we couldnt get to see any of the exhibits / tanks. There must reach a point when they should stop letting people in because there... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting this aquarium since I was four years old and every time we visit Devon it's a must see attraction! So much has changed! Enjoyed a really fab day out this year here with my family! Plenty to read and keep us adults interested and hands on too! Caught the show at the big tank during our... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Everything for inquisitive youngsters , a really good day out, admission for a family expensive, so do it justice and take your time, it's not to be rushed. Always something interesting for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Have been a number of times. We love our family days out here. We have three children and entry to attractions can be expensive but the day plus tickets have made our visits very affordable and excellent value for money. The national marine aquarium is educational, entertaining and fun. It has a cafe with a small soft play area so... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visit the Plymouth Aquarium on a regular basis. Absolutely fantastic. There is so much to see, you do loose track of time and end staying for a while. Shark tank is a favourite.

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wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Spent a full day here with my 7 yr old and thoroughly enjoyed it. She loved all the tanks and found the live talks by staff very interesting. Will come back within 12 months to use our free entry, and its certainly a good value day out.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Reviewed for access and all round fun. We parked in the multi storey (not cheap and the lift was broke) and then walked around the back of the aquarium to the entrance. The route is all on the flat but a few more signs would have been helpful. If I remember rightly, carers go free and I got a discount.... More

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martock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The aquarium despite looking small from the outside is nothing short of brilliant when you get in. The main aquarium is enormous with a superb seated viewing area. (I could have stayed all day) The entry price is reasonable and if you gift aid it then you have unlimited returns for a whole year. The nearby area has many different... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our fourth time of visiting the aquarium and we always find something new to see. The larger tanks are very relaxing to sit in front of and you lose track of time very easily when visiting. It was wonderful to see both the turtle swimming around and the ray's enjoying sliding down the upper shark tank window. The... More

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