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National Marine Aquarium

Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
44 1752 600301
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Ranked #18 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The price of a family ticket was £41 which I think is a bit steep but we did it online and saved 10% and that entitled us to fast track the queue. Once in I thought the set up was fantastic with the different zones. The whole place is educational and I and my family loved it. Worth doing!

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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Stunning chance to get close to marine life. The main tanks are huge and on some of the floors curved so that the fish, rays and sharks go right over your head

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Essex, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

we visited earlier in the year and you can sign up for a free year pass so we did this, kids enjoy it especially our toddler :)

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've been to many aquariums, this one did not disappoint. The staff were very enthusiastic and helpful and the information which was located all around was very informative. Me and my partner spent around an hour there and immersed ourselves with what was available. Downside I would say would be the admission price, I wouldn't say it is worth the... More

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to take all the family along to. The tanks are huge and there is a lot to see and do. For the children there is an activity room where they can colour and cut out things. There is also a ball pool climbing area situated by the cafe where the parents can have a drink... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We've visited every time we're in the area and are never disappointed. Staff are friendly, the talks are worth catching and the large tanks are fascinating. It's not cheap and some wall displays are a bit dated but with gift aid free revisits are possible and the fish more than make up for the shortfall. Catch the shark talk, it's... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Having read the reviews on here,we drove the hour from our base in Dartmouth to visit the Aquarium. We paid for a full days parking as we thought we would make a day of it. After walking straight in and paying £41 for a family ticket, we started to explore, after 20mins we found ourselves back where we started so... More

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Derby, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Having visited various sea life centers we visited the Aquarium with high expectations and weren't disappointed. The range of marine animals is excellent, some of which I've not seen elsewhere and the tanks are huge! The informational boards were great and provided interesting reading.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Aquarium was a great experience to see, lots of varieties of fish, although the price put me off going. Premier Inn had a 25% off offer which persuaded me to go and I'm glad I did! I don't think you could spend the whole day there. It also had the added bonus off a reasonably priced gift shop. :-)

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Brussels, Belgium
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here before the end of term and enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. It can get quite busy with large groups of school children visiting, but this didn't put us off. I really liked the first exhibits showing the local marine life from the Plymouth Sound, although there are some more exotic fish on display as well (including... More

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