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Address: Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB , England
Phone Number: +44 871 423 2110
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Description: Winner of 'The Best Place to Visit in Brighton & Hove' - Brighton and Hove...
Winner of 'The Best Place to Visit in Brighton & Hove' - Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2014 Brighton Sea Life is the world's oldest aquarium dating back over 140 years. Following recent restoration most of the building has been lovingly restored merging the Victorian splendour with modern technology to ensure a truly unforgettable setting for your underwater adventure. In 2014 work begins on the remaining part of the building which will offer a spine tingling jungle adventure! Meet Lulu, Jersey and Gulliver our resident giant Sea Turtles that swim with sharks and sting rays from the glass bottom boat or the under water tunnel. With over 50 other world class displays we can ensure you will have an amazing discovery throughout your underwater dive.
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It's not exactly cheap so I was expecting great things; maybe it's my fault for having high expectations or maybe because I'm not in the age range it seems to be targeted at. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2014
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It's not exactly cheap so I was expecting great things; maybe it's my fault for having high expectations or maybe because I'm not in the age range it seems to be targeted at. I enjoyed looking at a few of the creatures but in general there were just a lot of fish and I found it quite boring. I can... More 

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and I am pleased you took advantage of being able to come and go all day with the entry ticket. There is no problem with having high expectations as this is the amazing discovery we aim to deliver. I am a little surprised you chose to come to an aquarium... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Visited here with my 8 year old.. Very good... The feeding of the turtles was very good and even I learnt a few things!!!.. Would definitely recommend a trip here even though there didn't appear to be many different fish, it was a good hour spent

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

A lovely review, thank you. Conservation is at the heart of everything we do so I am pleased you found the staff knowledgeable. Our average dwell time is approaching 2 hours if people take in a couple of animal feeds and interactive experiences. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited with my finance and two children. What a lovely place to visit! We where first through the doors and welcomed by the great staff who are all willing to help. You can get very close to all the animals and could even touch some of them. I would recommend the glass floor both trip well worth £9 for... More 

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thanks for recommending us to everyone, and I am thrilled you had such a great visit. The Glass Bottom Boat is the perfect way to learn from the sea life experts whilst having a great view f the sharks, rays and turtles. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We didn't have big expectations but this is a great place. It's interesting and well laid out. You get to be close up with a lot of fish - it may make you look at them differently. They work hard there and it shows.

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review following your Easter visit! recognising how hard the staff work on making all of the amazing discoveries is always appreciated, and I will pass your thoughts on to the team. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

As others have said, the inside is amazing, great displays of fish etc and accessible for children to see with little steps. What i want to have a moan about is the 'individual price'... The price in general is expensive so we found a 20% off discount code to show on my phone. When we got there we were told... More 

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. our lead price is £17.50 per person but you benefit from a discount if you have more than 1 person in your party and promotional vouchers can't be used against a discounted rate. Booking on line is more often than not the cheapest way of enjoying a visit. More 

surrey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner decided to go as we were in Brighton and I had a free pass. It was brilliant lots of space and friendly staff just perfect for families with little children. Had a good time and even brought souvenirs which I don't think we're overpriced. All in all I had a good time

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

I am pleased you and your family had such a great visit made even more enjoyable by the friendly staff. The souvenir shop has some great products that start from less than £1! More 

kent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I expected this to be good, but it far exceeded my expectations, super friendly staff on the door, inside is breathtakingly beautiful, its the best sea life centre ive ever seen. The victorian architecture and the lovely colourful lights, reflect on the vast array of tropical fish, For a small extra fee, you can go on the glass bottom boat... More 

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to tell everyone about the full experience. A visit to Sea Life Brighton is much more than looking at fish! our building and staff do everything we can to impress our visitors to create an amazing discovery once inside. More 

London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had high expectations of the aquarium due to the expensive entry price. So would definitely recommend looking into getting vouchers if there is a large group of you. Saying that however the Aquarium is beautiful and one of the most unique in the UK. The usual suspects were on display, sharks, sea horses, but the big draw is the... More 

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Aquarium telling people we are beautiful and one of the most unique in the UK. Great advice about getting discount vouchers but it is even cheaper if you book on line. More 

Wiltshire, UK
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120 reviews 120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I haven't been to a Sea Life Centre in a couple of years so when I was in Brighton recently, I decided to pay a visit. We had a 2 for 1 coupon so it made the visit more affordable and I would recommend looking out for deals and discounts as without them it could seem a little bit on... More 

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. I am delighted you appreciated all of the hard work that has gone into the restoration, and love all of the improvements we have made over the years. Great advice about using the discount voucher to save money, and the hand stamp to come in and out to catch the talks and feed later... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Prices are a little high but we managed to get hold of a voucher. Lots of tanks of different types of fish and other sea animals to see. Shark, Turtle and Ray tank is great with a view from both below and above. Staff extremely friendly and polite.

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and compliments about the creatures and the staff. I am pleased you benefitted from the discount voucher. We launched rainforest adventure at the weekend, so come back and see it when you can. More 

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