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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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Small but informative

Visited today to pass some time due to the rain. (Bray is a lovely seaside town) Centre is small compared to others visited in past however it is worth a look. Staff were helpful... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Sealife is ok. The staff are helpful. The problem is that it is so small. If you spend money bringing children to Sealife you expect to see a bit more than they have to offer. The visit is over before you know it and the only thing to do is retrace your steps till feeding time happens. I've visited a... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Visited today to pass some time due to the rain. (Bray is a lovely seaside town) Centre is small compared to others visited in past however it is worth a look. Staff were helpful and knew their subjects. Interactive exhibits are quite good and I did learn. Small shop on site with souvenirs, snacks and ice cream. Worth a trip... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This venue was new to me, but it was well worth the time. A must for all children and a pleasant stroll for adults, this attraction gives an insight to the watery world. I enjoyed the exhibits and viewing the information.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the aquarium on a wet day, we were looking for something indoors to do with our 19 month year old. I would recommend this as an activity for any family with young children. I was impressed with the place. There was plenty to look at and knowledgeable staff on hand for demonstrations and chats about the exhibits. When... More 

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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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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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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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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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