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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
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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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Good for a rainy day.

We took the kids during the summer for a birthday party, They had a good time, it held their attention which was great. They loved the ball pool/play area at the end.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nikki B
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Ireland
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Ireland
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the kids during the summer for a birthday party, They had a good time, it held their attention which was great. They loved the ball pool/play area at the end.

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Thank Nikki B
dublin
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read the reviews before about this place, so I knew not to expect a large capital city style Marine centre. I knew it would be small, and limited in it's selection. However, I was pleasantly surprised and it exceeded my expectation. It's great with young kids. The marina is designed like a walk through a descending dimly lit... More 

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Thank mcgon1979
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought it was very interesting. The staff walks around and tells you things. We also saw the feeding of the sharks so very good! It's especially nice that we can go back there another time because one area is closed for renovation. The are having a very good selection and I loved all the colours of the fish

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Thank Erdbeere03390
Waterford, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday - bad weather so thought we'd try a local indoor attraction. €12 each is v expensive for a poorly put together fish bowl. You have to bend down to look into the tanks, the tanks are not clean, some fish look slightly unwell and the place needs a serious facelift. Embarrassed that it's a local tourist attraction.

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Thank Slipofagirl
Ballinamore, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit disappointed 😞 not a lot to see kids got bored very quickly. May be expected to much. Would probably not go back needs to add more to keep it attractive

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Thank Chris C
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we really enjoyed our visit, it was great fun, loads of fish to see, all different types, and turtles. the staff were excellent, they interacted with the crowd really well, showing us different fish and telling us about them, we even got to pet a starfish! I would really recommend it, go if you are in bray!

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Thank Aimee W
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here with our 3 year old and he had a great time. One of the staff members, I think he was called Jason, was very helpful and our son could have listened to him for hours. Spend plenty of time with us and specifically came and told us he was feeding the octopus so we wouldn't miss it.... More 

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Thank Stephen A
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small variety of fishes , the hole tour takes something like 30 min ,too short for 12 euro for adult entrance fee and 9 for childs. For conclusion don't plan your trip to bray around this place.

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Thank Rida M
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I visited this wonderful aquarium in the past and was impressed. I returned with my young son on the 4th of January. The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful. It is possible to purchase an annual pass which works out at the cost of just two visits. On this visit it was Dave who really stole the show... More 

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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

In the aquatic scheme of things,this is not an impressive place at all.you are overcharged to view the animals of the ocean but the scope,variety and choice to enjoy is limited.the number of animals could be increased but you need the space to provide the right conditions for the sea residents.due to the small size of the aquarium,you cannot enjoy... More 

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