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Address: 8 Bath Road, Portrush BT56 8AP, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-7082-3600

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The Old Arcidia Ballroom.

This building is only a shadow of it former glory, known to tens of thousands, in the 50/60s as part of the famous Arcadia Ballroom, and it played host to most of the, Most famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited the Coastal Zone in Portrush. My favourite thing was a ray, a beautiful creature, absolutely fascinating. I'd never seen a fish like it. It was not from some exotic ocean, it was a local species. You watch it, and it turns around and seems to smile at you. The museum also has a big display of stuffed sea... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This building is only a shadow of it former glory, known to tens of thousands, in the 50/60s as part of the famous Arcadia Ballroom, and it played host to most of the, Most famous Show bands in Ireland, Sadly a large part of the building no longer stands, but it still serves a useful purpose, in this wonderful seaside... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I was disappointed the last time I visited this place as it has totally changed. I remember there used to be a dark room in years gone by that had tanks with blue lobsters and conger eels. There was also a tank with lots of sea horses. The only thing that remains from before is the "rock pool". It's a... More 

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A trip to the country side centre doesnt take very long but its good to pop in to if the weathers bad or if you have an interest in portrush history and sea life.

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hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Fantastic place & FREE. Video of the sea floor inhabitants & plants. Cool fish tanks & rock pool. Old historic photographs of portrush & local area. Area for kids to color in or read books, nice displays & very helpful staff. Definately worth a visit, we had 3 family generations who thought it was very interesting.

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Worth a visit on a wet or cold day in Portrush. Kids loved the rock pool and the fish tanks. Activity table for kids to colour in, explore or read a book. Most importantly its free.

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

we take our grandkids at least one a month . its free which is always a bonus. the staff take time to explain what is in the pool any displays that are on. they run fossil hunts in the rock pools just outside always something new. there is a children's area rosemarie

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

not a lot to see but what there is to see is quite good,love the pond with all the fish and the room with the documentaries,staff very knowledgeable and it is free which is always a plus.

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Best place to go before you go and explore the sea shore if you've never been before. The Staff are extremely knowledgable and very friendly and allow you to handle some of their sea creatures e.g sea cucumber,clams and starfish all on different days I may add. A small area for young children to colour in free pictures of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I was in portrush on 5th august the weather was great. this wildlife centre has been there for years. it has stuffed birds and fishes in tanks. Its intresting. yes its small but sure its free in.

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Address: 8 Bath Road, Portrush BT56 8AP, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-7082-3600
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Portrush

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