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Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-286-6939
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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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Didn't live up to the billing

We were quite disappointed with our visit. For the price the National Sea Life Centre is really quite small. Your ticket is for a day pass but why you couldn't see everything in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Wexford
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were quite disappointed with our visit. For the price the National Sea Life Centre is really quite small. Your ticket is for a day pass but why you couldn't see everything in 30/40 mins is beyond me. It is well designed and the tanks although not the biggest we've seen look very good. We left saying was that really... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We've bought the annual pass to go with our little one. He really enjoys it every time we go (which would be about 2 times a month) Everyone at the centre is so attentive and always willing to teach you something new - I love the fact that they let have a few starfish, eggs for kids to touch! The... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went here on a rainy afternoon because the kids thought it would be fun. It was okay but very expensive. The staff were not very knowledgeable and seemed not to give a damn about it either which is a shame. Spend your money elsewhere.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my partner and set aside few hours 2 go and enjoy sea life it was nice and clean and seen few live talks on the fish. Only thing letting this place down for me was there wasn't alot in it and it only took about half an hour to go round it all maybe less was a... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this, we got there early and had the whole place to ourselves. We were looked after very well by all the staff who very friendly particularly Jason who was very informative and my 6 year old boy just loved this and the stringrays and the sharks the lego and his medal which was worn all around Bray... More 

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

€11.50 per adult is a disgraceful price for what it is. You'd walk around it in twenty mins or less, the place is tiny. Granted, you could leave and come back in as many times as you wanted but if you walk around it once there's no need to want to go back in. Very disappointed. If you're looking to... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a lovely morning here with our 20 month old son. He was probably a bit young for it but an enjoyable activity nonetheless. It's pretty small but the exhibits are good and easy to see for everyone. The sting rays were especially enjoyable!

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cork
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

At over € 11 for something you cud do in 25/30 minutes is poor value for money. You also are offered the booklet for another €4. The signing for this place is non existent. If its a nice day save your cash and go for a swim instead

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

See the sealife in the palm of your hand! Kiddies will love it and parents will adore it! You can even grab a bite next door!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Well, you can see all of it in 10 minutes without rushing. Staff are trying their best by announcing "EVENTS" every now and again. Its trying to be bigger and better than it is. So, we saw feeding of the Stingrays. It meant to be for kids... but there is more concrete than glass around the aquarium. Only bigger kids... More 

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