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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 113 Attractions in Plymouth
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took over 50 Cubs (aged 8-11) to have an evening and stay overnight at the Aquarium with their fantastic staff. What a brilliant team, quality displays and so clean. Brilliant - especially to be able to Sleep with the Sharks. An excellent attraction - would go again.

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Visited in the xmas break with 2 year old and was just fab! Lots to see and very child friendly! And cafe with play area was a great hit and the food was really good value for money and very tasty! Was so happy with how friendly this was for my 2 year old such as lots of colouring stations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It was really amazing to see a marine aquarium this big. I liked sharks and turtles. There are also many activities for children, so the knowledge just soaking in.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The place is full of fish :-) well it would be! It takes a good few hours to see, read and take in what is on offer - if you are local or visit Plymouth often you get a bonus of free visits later on. Take your time; there is a cafe so you can grab a bite to eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a great time! Soo much to see, kids loved it! The only thing I would say is to get a bigger dining room! We was sooo hungry and thirsty after the amazing adventure we had just had but no space for us too sit as it is a really small dining area so ended up going elsewhere but that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Expected a lot more. Not really much to see, you can get round in about at hour. Confusing layout. Location is lovely but the aquarium itself isn't worth a visit in my opinion, go to a proper one instead.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was a great day out! Well worth a visit. I do think I will be coming back again soon as I really enjoyed my time there! I did feel it was a rather short visit but I didn't have a great look around. 5/5

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The kids love it and the staff are great! Littlest child loves the rock pooly bits! A must visit if in plymouth!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Although the website states 3 hours, we were around in less than half an hour(without children granted). Bit disappointed but other than that it was an excellent. Lovely colourful fish, and would visit again. Very informative and the turtle was very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This aquarium is a brilliant place to spend a few hours with small children (or without!). The level of information is excellent and cleverly displayed. Conservation is high on the agenda which is an important lesson for children. Facilities are good with a lovely cafe area and soft play, reasonably priced food. The views across the harbour today were stunning.... More 

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