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National Marine Aquarium

Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
44 1752 600301
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Ranked #16 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Surrey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My partner and I visited on a Monday when schools were off, but still found no queues to speak off and were quickly into the aquarium itself. My partner is an aquarium lover and reckons this is the best she has seen. Despite lots of families about with young kids there was plenty of room to get close to the... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A Fantastic place for the children and of course interested Adults. Very close to the old part of Plymouth's Barbican.

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plymouth
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Clean areas, very colourful and amazing fish, all in all a good time out! Plus a free pass for future visits for the rest of the year.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stopped more out of curiosity than with any great expectation, but it turned out to be really interesting. It wasn't cheap, but there is plenty to see and our son and friend were clearly fascinated by what they saw. We didn't fancy the restaurant, but there are plenty of places nearby. Well worth a visit!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Interesting place. We have been to other aquariums before but this was so far the best. Good and detailed information, and a decent price to get in. In addition a very nice cafe to have tea and/or sandwiches, this was a good stop.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We really enjoyed a family visit with friends to the Aquarium this last wet weekend. So did everyone else so it was busy but not a problem! We paid online the night before which comes with a 10% discount. This is needed when family tickets (2 adults & 2 children) are £41. The only disappointment was the parking. You used... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Carpark awful, dark smelly small spaces, full, over priced. Poor facilities for prams and babies; only two chaning areas and you need to use a lift for the pram which fits 1 pram only hence there is always a massive queue. Restaurant full to the brim and dirty. Uneven floors and dimly lit walk ways. Difficult to walk with a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the National Marine Aquarium. The huge tank is the big draw and it's very impressive and we spent a good 30-45 minutes gazing at the fish. We also attended a shark talk which was very informative. A wonderful aquarium and well worth going too if you have kids in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This was a great venue for a family aged 3 to 63 on a rainy day. Lots of space for small people to run about. Loved the turtle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Plenty to see and lots of interesting facts to read and the giant turtle is fantastic too. One bonus from your ticket is you can return as many times as you want for the year when gift aiding, would highly recommend this place If you have children awesome gifts shop, huge play are for children and a lovely cafe although... More

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Rufus, Thanks for the recommendation. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and felt we offer good value with our Day Plus Pass. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. More

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