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Address: The Waters Edge | Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HL, England
Phone Number: +44 871 423 2110
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Description: Dive and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures...
Dive and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through the amazing underwater world of The National SEA LIFE Centre Brimingham. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks. To get any closer you'll have to get wet!
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Expensive and didnt last long!

Visited recently for a friends birthday and overall found the visit disappointing. It is firstly, very expensive for what it is, and luckily we had half price tickets. We... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited recently for a friends birthday and overall found the visit disappointing. It is firstly, very expensive for what it is, and luckily we had half price tickets. We found the first area of the centre very busy, and it almost has a bottle neck effect putting everyone into a very small area very quickly. This became better later on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Rather than the usual shopping trip thought the partner and I should do something different this weekend. We went to the sea life centre. It was lovely and I liked the peguins. Didn't have to wait in the queues long and I really liked the 4d experience of 20, 000 leagues under the sea. I would recommend alot of families... More 

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warrington
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Booked the combi ticket online with Sealife and Warwick castle for £30 per person. Be careful if you have a 3 year old because although you have to pay at Sealife, Under 4s are free at Warwick - a fact that isn't advertised. There were 7 of us in total to celebrate a birthday. It was half term so we... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We had been planning to visit the sea life for a very long time. As we were near we thought we would spend the day there. The car park was disgusting! There was absolutely no room to turn the car so my partner had no choice to reverse every time we could find a space! On the way down the... More 

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SLC_Birmingham, Public Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review We appreciate all feedback we receive from guests and I am sorry you felt disappointed by your visit. Let me reassure you we monitor the number of admissions every half hour but we can't decide how quickly guests go through the attraction as we want them to look and be amazed at our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lots to look at, very pretty. The penguins are good too as they wasn't there before.. The tunnel is always fun. Not impressed with the lack of facilities for me to feed my baby. There is a small seating area half way round which was all taken up, by about 6-8 people. The room that was before used as a... More 

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SLC_Birmingham, Public Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review I am glad you enjoyed your day with us and you found lots to see and do! Our Penguins are very popular as is our Ocean Tunnel. We have benches scattered throughout the centre for guests to have a picnic on or to admire our amazing creatures. Our classrooms are for school use... More 

Stone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

we visited this place last year, it is a great place to visit for young children as they can learn all abut aquatic life.

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SLC_Birmingham, Public Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review we are pleased that you visited last year and it is still fresh in your memory! You must of had a great day with us learning all about our amazing creatures! Thank you for your visit and we look forward to seeing you very soon! More 

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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went here today with family, consisting of 2 adults and two young children. An enjoyable day overall. One boy loved the sharks and the turtle, while the other loved the seahorses and jellyfish. Also, the soft play centre at the exit was good for a brief energy release. The shop was a reasonable price, with 2 decent souvenirs for £8.50.... More 

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SLC_Birmingham, Public Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review I am glad you and your family enjoyed your day with us! At the centre we have something for everyone such as our Sharks, Turtles, Frogs, Seahorses, Sea stars and much more! Our play area and shop are located at the end of the centre. They are perfect for your little ones to... More 

Hull, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Ok but a bit expensive. We got a 50% off voucher from harvester so didn't seem as bad. It wasn't too busy when we went but there did end up being places around the exhibits where we ended up in a queue because people had stopped to look at something and were taking up all of the room.

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SLC_Birmingham, Public Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review We are pleased you enjoyed your day with us and looking at our creatures. We do advise guests to book online as you could save up to 40% off the standard price, you can also use vouchers online too! We are happy that our displays make our guests stop and look in awe... More 

Barry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

It was not bad only went as my husband and son like this sort of thing. Price was not to bad, but they do try and get you to have photos on the way around. We had 2 photos taken and i thought they would be very expensive but it was not. We really like the 4d cinema that was... More 

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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review I am pleased you enjoyed your time around the centre. We have many different creatures around the attraction that all guests can enjoy looking at. Did you enjoy seeing our Gentoo Penguins swimming around? Or walking through our Ocean Tunnel? Our photo points are a little extra for guests to enjoy and you... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My impression was that the centre would be a very good attraction for children and families, but in their efforts to make it child-friendly, they seem to have lost sight of other visitors. Some things, especially the 4D film, really aren't for adults at all. I did learn a few interesting things and saw some nice creatures and fish, and... More 

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SLC_Birmingham, Public Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review I am happy you had a pleasent day with us and you found our displays to be full of interesting facts and information. We have many creatures such as Penguins, Otters, Sharks, Crabs and much much more! I am sorry you felt our attraction is focused towards children, we have many guests visit... More 

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