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National Marine Aquarium

Address: Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600301
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Starcross, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dig fish tank only takes ten min to see all of it stay at home and save your money and see the fish where they should be in the sea not in a tank

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We visited on Saturday having parked in the above car park as it seemed convenient and was free. We enjoyed our visit (spending about £70 for entrance and food) but on returning to the car found we had a parking ticket as we "were observed leaving the site". Apparently this is NOT allowed! So DO NOT park there. There is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The website advised us that we could be in the aquarium for around 3 hours. We were in there barely an hour and we saw everything it had to offer and browsed the gift shop. Incredibly overpriced for what it is. Very disappointing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited there with our 3 month baby. He enjoyed looking at the attractions. Its a real onslaught for babys senses so thats good. But on the down side it only took an hour to see everything. And we spent sone time looking at the large tank. Another problem is theres on a few big tanks and the school children!... More

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

brilliant for both children and adults alike , plenty of creatures to see , there is also a good eating place and childrens play area and a well stocked shop .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went with my husband and our kids. We expected to see a lot more but the visit ended up very soon. Although it's a nice place to visit with kids. The family restaurant was a little expensive and also the gift shop.

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poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a fantastic resource linked with Plymouth University research and with a wide spectrum of fish from coastal waters and deep sea. Magnificent main viewing tank together with knowledgable and helpful staff some of whom are marine biology students at the university. Tickets last for a year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It took me years of living here to go visit, went to their adults only event and wished I had gone sooner. The food is good, they serve drinks if you fancy, the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. Great to have a look around and also support the research they do there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have visited this aquarium several times now and we keep going back. The price can seem expensive but you do get entry for the rest of the year! We love seeing the huge shark tank and all the little sea creatures too. There are rockpools with small sea creatures for children (and big kids) to touch and learn about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I came here with a couples getaway with a small child. There was plenty to see, many varieties of aquatic animals [local, ocean, freshwater] and a large full view tank. My favorite section was the sunken plane tank. It was so beautiful in there. The large viewing tank has lots of seating for you to sit an enjoy the tank.... More

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