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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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Wirral
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Provost, AB
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the tram and transferred to the Dart from our hotel, it was easy to navigate. National Sea Life was small but quite informative. I had pre-paid from home and I feel it was worth it. My son very happy with the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had small kids 3 and 2 with us and they really enjoyed it. Small but nice if you're in the area. I was surprised we couldn't touch the stingray (for health and safety reasons) first aquarium I've been in where this is the case especially the design of the tank looks like a petting one, too tempting for kids!... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The young kids (5 & 2) enjoyed it. They got to touch a starfish or crab and received a little medal to say they had done it, they loved the sharks too. It can be over quite quickly.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very friendly helpful staff, but would not accept Tesco vouchers, they said I needed to have pink ones for Ireland not blue ones to watch out for that, only takes an hour to go round, quite small. But worth a visit if you are staying nearby. only half hour from Dublin Airport.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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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