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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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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

too expensive and lost its value for money. Would probably occupy you for 25 mins for the sake of 11e per adult.

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belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

went here with 2adults and 2 children, cost 34euro for a family ticket. Kids enjoyed it but an hour would do in it. Staff very friendly and helpful with great knowledge. It was good that once you paid in you got stamped which meant you could come and go as much as you like through out the day and come... More

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

At€24 for a small family I had expected a little more, it's tiny. In fact it took only15 minutes to walk around the whole thing. However we decided to go around again, which your tickets allow, and we took in a lot more. The staff were very helpful and interacted with everyone. Also the gift shop is very reasonable.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just out from a visit to Sea Life Bray. Having been to London Sea Life I can assure you it is MUCH MUCH smaller. Like it's teeny tiny brother however, the staff here in Bray are much more personable and friendly. We fed carp, touched a starfish and got a medal(YAY) and we learned all about ray and mullet and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

small interesting but not worth it a national centre should have more amenities more for a family more facilities a little dirty the sea creatures got the 3 stars they run the show

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Im as a vegan changing mind- Its only little issue, that animals are locked their. Its a brilliant place and small price to realise about abilities of other species and rethink our cruelty, superiority. amazing. Just get tickets online :) 900 animals (a lot to be looked after ) Guides ( ask for when guide Diamond is working. Kids will... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great venue, don't forget your 2 for1 Kellogg's vouchers makes the day out even better, can come and go as you please (stamp needed) parking nearby around 0.30c an hour.

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I understand that cleaning up an aquarium is a huge task so I blame the management for the situation in Bray's aquarium. The staff is lovely and the fish are interesting and plenty considering its a small aquarium, but the price us inexplicable! To be honest I would be happy to pay if it was taken care of, but the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Our children enjoyed it and staff were nice. It needs to be bigger and more interactive for the children. The girl tried to make it as interactive as possible but she hadn't got much to work with.

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Sealife Aquariu... B, General Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our aquarium. Our staff is really focussed on making the visit of our guests as enjoyable as possible, so it is great to get positive feedback. I share your view about the size of SEA LIFE, but we unfortunately are constrained by the space we have access to. I take your point... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I've seen more fish in a fishmongers shop. We were actually laughing towards the end at just how bad this was considering the €18 cost.

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Sealife Aquariu... B, General Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. And although we have nearly 1000 animals living in 30 displays, we clearly failed in highlighting them to you. If you could contact me on slcbray@merlinentertainments.biz, I would like to understand, in more detail, your disappointment. In that way,... More

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