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National Sea Life Centre

Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
353-1-286-6939
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Ranked #10 of 17 attractions in Bray
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Having been to the sea life in the Trafford centre I expected it to be the same but it was different with local topics to read about. The price was a bit expensive but in the local hotels are half price tokens which you can pick up for free at the tourist stands. Staff very helpfull and want to tell... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited today with our three kids and even with two free kids tickets it was €30, which considering that we were in and out in 25 minutes was just too expensive. The stingrays are impressive as is the final show tank, but when we got to the last exhibit after just a short while, both myself and my wife looked... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good visit, friendly staff and very informative. Small building not a very big variety of fish. Kids aged 7 & 3 enjoyed.

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Dublin Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited here for the first time recently with my 3 year old. He enjoyed it as it has some of his favourite characters from Finding Nemo. But I found it too expensive for what it is, its very small & a bit dark and dingy. Needs a refurb . Wouldn't go back at these prices.

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Cavan, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a wonderful time at National Sea Life. The aquarium was lovely and all staff were very professional, helpful and friendly. I loved the seahorse section. It was great value for money.

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Combe Martin, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We decided to visit this centre then read reviews! Glad we ignored them! We had four children with us, ages 8-15. We all loved it! It isn't huge but not necessary. Because there are so many interesting sections it kept ours entertained for 3 hours. There is lots to see that is unusual. The staff are constantly delivering talks and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Was lovely taking our 3 year old here but thinking about it not worth the value for what you pay. Personally I think children under 4 should be free as you make up with adult prices.

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broughshane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went early wonderful staff I bought the VIP ticket for the extra tour and we're able to see the shark tank from above the kids 9 & 6 were amazed by it all and we're able to go in and out all day especially at feeding times well worth a visit.thanks to Brian for the informative tour.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was unsure how this would go as from the outside the place looks tiny. However I was pleasantly surprised. there was plenty of exhibitions that will keep the little ones amused for about an hours or so. I particular liked the jelly fish and sea horses, but that;s just me. They do have a few sharks, albeit small ones... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went here with my 2 year old and 8 year old, €30 entry fee, not worth it. Very small, have been to Portaferrry aquarium and it was 10 times better. The place was very dark the water looked dirty. There was 1 touch tank and it would be no bigger than a kitchen sink. There was a lot of repetitive... More

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