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National Marine Aquarium

Address: Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600301
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Ranked #16 of 94 Attractions in Plymouth
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We were really impressed with the cornstarch teaspoons. How do they work? It is a quick snack café next to the (very welcome) soft play area, so great for grown ups to sit down and supervise the toddlers. Coffee was great and they had decaf tea - thank you!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We paid the first entrance fee and it's free entrance for the whole year, every time we run out of place to go with the kids we come here, and the kids are happy and safe in the play area.

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United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Seeing all the different species of fish and others similar was fantastic, thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium, will be back soon to visit, and then to eat at the rockfish restaurant.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a lot of fun, very interesting and educational. Good selection of sea creatures, big and small. Great for small children and adults alike. Restaurant serves standard canteen food, but is nice and as expected, but maybe a little bit over priced, as most of these places tend to be. Staff are friendly. They do student discount as well... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The aquarium is in a great location, the animals look happy and well looked after and the staff seem very helpful and informative also. As with all aquariums I only wish it could be larger and maybe introduce some new animals in the future. If planning to visit Plymouth it's definitely a place to visit however due to the size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

This has got to be the most interesting place to visit there is so much to see. We were amazed at the size of the aquarium and the marine life on show which covered every part of the worlds oceans. This is truly a must see place for anyone visiting the city of Plymouth money well spent.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A quick walk from the Barbican. The aquarium is a lot of fun. They have many interactive features and a good share of large tanks. It's a good sized aquarium, not too large to overwhelm your day, not too small to bore you. If you like visiting aquariums, put this one on your list.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It's pretty, and fine to visit but it's a little sparse. Doesn't take long to look around and is a bit dull. I had more fun in the gift shop than in the actual aquarium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were most impressed with the aquarium and the variety of fish and other marine life housed there. We had a most enjoyable afternoon.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

What a place. It's bigger than you think. Loads to see. Your kids will love it. Kids love anything that eats other stuff. Starfish to Sharks and surprises on the way.

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