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Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-286-6939
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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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way overpriced

Its a nice spot but just way too overpriced 23e for the two of us now we took our time going round it but u could easily get through seeing it all in 20 mins they could do with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Ailish W
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Longwood, Meath, Ireland
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Longwood, Meath, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Its a nice spot but just way too overpriced 23e for the two of us now we took our time going round it but u could easily get through seeing it all in 20 mins they could do with jazzing it up a bit or drastically cutting the entry price

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This has been on my bucket-list ,and I'm glad I can finally tick it off. We arrived about five minutes too late ,after the last entry ,however the lovely girl at reception contacted her manager to ask if we could still go in ,and they said yes! Yay! I adore fish , they're fascinating. I think this attraction is best... More 

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

the prices are way to expensive for what you get. If it was not for the friendly team working there I would feel extremely ripped off. I would find it hard to recommend this place because of the price.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went to Sealife as an alternative to the cold outside weather with a date, thought it would be fun to see some sealife while waiting for the weather to change. We payed 23,- for a few little tanks which are obviously focussed on little kids, very low and very poorly displayed. Could be fun with little kids I assume, but... More 

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darrenandyvonne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just out of the National Sea Life Centre which I visited with my wife and two young kids. I have to say it was very disappointing. Firstly the price is a complete rip off for an experience that lasted 30 mins. €31.50 for two adults and a five yr old (the two yr old went free) is unacceptable. Secondly the... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I emailed Sea Life, Bray enquiring about the behind the scenes tour as my son (who has special needs) is obsessed with all types of sharks so wanted to go there for his birthday. Originally I was just enquiring about prices etc, but what we received was so much more. I was contacted by Keith, Guest Experience Supervisor, who then... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It takes about 30 minutes by train to get Bray from Dublin and we was so disappointed with this "national sea life centre" it looks like 70's small basement with very few things to look at. We've been to several places like that in Vienna, Lisabon, Kopenhagen and 12 euro ticket is way too much for this place!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

overpriced for something that lasted less than half an hour and that was walking at a snails pace. No flash photography allowed at all. Would have been nice to have just a little pic of an exotic fish as a memento. Some nice fish though, and good back drops.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My expectations were very low after checking these reviews, but Sea Life in Bray is amazing and you would have to be a really miserable person to not enjoy it. We took a toddler and 3 adults and were there for about 2 hours, leaving only because they were closing. I can't believe other comments saying you can get through... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Just what you'd expect from a Sealife centre however the staff were particularly friendly and encouraging in using the hands on exhibits. A great way to spend an afternoon!

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