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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, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The staff were the the best part of the experience. They were very helpful friendly and knowledgeable. The exhibits are OK. Any other aquarium attraction I've seen has been much better. Good for kids.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went to the sea world. It was a beautiful place. The service was excited. The staff where out of the world. I went durning the summer, it was amazing. I loved it.

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Dublin
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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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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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