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Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-286-6939
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family...
The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out. An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha, we will take you on a journey of the deep...without getting wet! The Aquarium is completely indoors making it a perfect rainy day activity. Just a 2 minute walk from Bray DART Station and a relaxing and scenic 30 minute train ride from Dublin City Centre making us a perfect choice for tourists and residents alike. The National SEA LIFE Centre, Bray is one of the East Coasts top visitor attractions.
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Very interactive!

Took me a while to get around to writing a review about this place. The girl at the till was the slowest person ever and as the kids are just so excited to get in it leaves you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
michellecarson1976
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Took me a while to get around to writing a review about this place. The girl at the till was the slowest person ever and as the kids are just so excited to get in it leaves you very frustrated.....seriously what takes so long to take the money!!!!! Otherwise ..... we loved it here. The staff are so interactive compared... More 

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Mullingar, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was worried after reading negative reviews however myself and my 2 children really enjoyed it.We spent an hour there moved around slowly kids were really interested in all the info and got to touch a starfish and a crab.Really enjoyable visit !!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Kids like it, best for 3 to 6 year olds, worth a visit on a rainy day. Staff are nice and friendly..

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is not the best aquarium I ever seen but the staff very friendly and enthusiastic.They compensate all cons.My son was very happy to visit it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Took my four year old here yesterday and he loved it, did the online parent and toddler deal so it was a lot cheaper than paying on the day. Only thing was there were a lot and I do mean A LOT! Of school parties it was like something out of a film one big group after another there were... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went here on a rainy afternoon with our 4year old. It is quite expensive to enter however the kids recieve a hat and activity sheet plus you can re-enter as often as you like throughout the day. We hav been to aquariums before and this was similar in size to the others we have visited. However, this was the most... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited here on Friday 19th June & paid for 2 hours parking as we thought being the 'National' Sea Life Centre it would take quite a while to get around, we could have done it in half an hour except we stopped to watch the Rays being fed and spoke to a member of staff about soft shell turtles... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visited this with family today and toddlers. After having been to several sea centres across the world, this one felt too small and too little variety. 11 euro entry is not justified per person by any means. Has a couple small sharks stingrays and some small variety of fishes. Saw very little staff around, other than when they feed the... More 

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Staffordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Initially after reading the reviews on Google we were a bit apprehensive however our sealife visit turned out to be one of the most positive and informative visits to an aquarium yet. The staff made the experience,they were knowledgable informative and attentive. We visited on a Monday, the centre wasn't busy, that was to our advantage as my younger son... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It only takes about a half hour to go through but it is really well laid out. The staff are very friendly and really helpful. One member of staff gave a very detailed description of the starfish and other fish in the tank and the children were allowed to touch the starfish. He then gave a very detailed description of... More 

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Additional Information about National Sea Life Centre

Address: Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-286-6939
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Bray
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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