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Address: Longlooms Road | Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, England
Phone Number: 0151 357 880
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Britain's Best Aquarium! Come and see Europe's largest collections of...

Britain's Best Aquarium! Come and see Europe's largest collections of sharks through our amazing 71 metre underwater tunnel. You can even swim with them! (Pre-booking necessary - call for details. With over 100 exhibits and 1000's of animals from around the world, there's something for the whole family at Blue Planet Aquarium.

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I'm not one to right reviews on places however I have had to create a TA account just for this. We visited on the 27th for my little boys birthday and was really looking forward... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

overpriced, not free parking either!! very small and totally not worth it. would definitely never go back nor recommend it to anyone. our 2 year old enjoyed the sharks but that was really it. even if you take your time it only takes around half an hour to go around the whole thing.

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1 Thank Craig S
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87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here again the other week with friends. I had visited here earlier this year with my partner - the second visit was as dire as the first! The only bonus this time was I didn't waste my money - my friends paid.They were, as I was on my first visit shocked at the cost, unimpressed by the displays, and... More 

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3 Thank Bosco D
blueplanetaquarium, Manager at Blue Planet Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Bosco D I will indeed respond to your comments and say that I'm disappointed that your visit did not meet your expectations. If you'd like to contact me personally to discuss this I'd be delighted to talk over the many events and shows we have planned so that your next visit would be more to your liking. Phil Jones... More 

Warrington
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here with a six year old and it is the first time we've been for a few years, it has improved greatly since our last visit and there is further work being done. The staff are always willing to talk about the different fish they have and how they came to be there etc, they also show a... More 

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Thank Riggy123
blueplanetaquarium, Manager at Blue Planet Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Riggy123 and thank you for your positive review. I am delighted that the talks and shows fired the imagination, there is bags of informative stuff in here! I will forward your comments re the car park charge to the general manager. Phil Jones Marketing Manager Blue Planet Aquarium More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The price to get in to this venue really lets it down. We took our 2 year old son to the Blue Planet Aquarium for his birthday. We bought tickets for myself and my husband online as you get a 10% discount (definitely do this as you can do it up to an hour before you get there) but as... More 

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2 Thank Ellen W
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our daughter here for her fifth birthday recently she absolutely loved it. We spent around four hours here including staying for lunch which was very tasty. The tickets are a bit pricey but when you see the exhibits and the maintenance costs that must go with it you can kind of see why. The only thing I would... More 

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Thank Dankatem31
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our second visit to the Blue Planet Aquarium and we certainly did enjoy it. We still don't understand, however, how they can levy a £2.50 parking charge when for a family of four it costs over £50 to get in. The displays are interesting and we loved watching the aqua theatre shows. We took a picnic so can't comment on... More 

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Thank leavethecatathome
blueplanetaquarium, Manager at Blue Planet Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us again. We do offer a free drink with any purchase in the restaurant on production of your car park ticket. Look forward to seeing you again seen. Phil Jones Marketing Manager Blue Planet Aquarium More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good aquarium but why so expensive what a rip off paying for car parking also luggage boxes are a non returnable £1 food in caff quite good but very expensive not that suitable for very young children as lots of steps and

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1 Thank 187064Satty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not one to right reviews on places however I have had to create a TA account just for this. We visited on the 27th for my little boys birthday and was really looking forward to it. The last time I have been here was around 8 years ago and I can say hand on heart I have not noticed... More 

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2 Thank Sophielaurenx
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It cost £65 for a wander through the aquarium. I'm shocked at the pricing considering you can be done within 2hours. The place itself is clean and friendly but considering it's not a full day out they could consider making it more competitive in price !

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1 Thank Wayne T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited on a Saturday morning with our 2 year old, who was under 90cm, phew! £34 for two adults (the 10% discount for booking online didn't seem worth it when there's a £1.50 booking fee), and we spent another £12 on 'lunch', which unfortunately didn't live up to expectations. There was maintenance going on in various parts and looked... More 

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