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National Sea Life Centre

Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-286-6939
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Bray
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out. An aquatic...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Dublin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Well maintained, beautiful tanks and interesting fishes ( rays, seahorses, jellyfishes, shark .... . ) Interactive for children ( can touch the starfish + see the animals being fed , quizz on the way ) and very friendly staff , small playzone for toddlers. Would recommend it for children up to 12 but the site is quite small it will... More 

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Collinstown
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Children enjoyed this visit and so did myself and my wife. Lots of fish sharks star fish and rays. Was a good experience with plenty of reasonably priced knick-nacks to remember the trip in the shop there

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Castlebar, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

sea life is great, all different types of fish, fab colours and a great display.The sea horses are so cute.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It is a below par aquarium when the name says 'National Sea Life'. Kids might enjoy it, but if you are a group of adults, better not waste your money (with regard to time, any one who has seen a 'standard aquarium', might finish this tour in less that half hour)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Glad we visited sea life while we were here in bray so we can say we have been but would of been disappointed had we travelled specifically to visit it ..booked online so cost 24.50 for 2 adult tickets and child also had a baby who was free in .. took us about 20 mins to see the lot so... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place looks tiny from the outside but is actually a lot bigger once you go in, they have a good selection of fish, including some sharks and rays, they have a large enough ray tank where you can watch them being feed and see the ray splashing around, kids will have great fun. the last tank is the best... More 

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Wexford
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Having been exposed to the continental versions of aquariums this is a bit underwhelming. As an Adult skip it though children may find it okay

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

My first impression when I went in was the smell of the toilets which are just off reception. Just that general toilet smell mixed with heavy bleach. Unpleasant. The displays were alright but not as good as I'd hoped for. I brought our 2 year old and he liked some of it but it's more for older kids. You'd spend... More 

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

a very nice aquarium in a very nice town. easy to find and park. booked on internet so a little bit cheaper than paying on entry. went on monday which was very quiet, this was nice as you could take lots of time to look at the individual displays. saw the seahorse feeding and shark feeding. very good, you could... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Myself and Girlfriend (24) took our niece (4) today September 8th. We booked online for a discount which I'd suggest. Cost 24.50 online for 2 * Adults and 1 Kid. Get there and just show the email and the staff do the rest. Its small yes. But everything is packed in. A great format to follow. Laid out superbly. Feeding... More 

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