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Address: Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
Phone Number: 01702 442211
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Great for locals if you get an annual pass otherwise expensive

If your local like me and get an annual pass then it's great. We buy an annual pass every year and come here after school or on a rainy Weekend or when they do have events e.g... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jessica M
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If your local like me and get an annual pass then it's great. We buy an annual pass every year and come here after school or on a rainy Weekend or when they do have events e.g Halloween face painting and crafts upstairs! 👍🏻 My 8 year old daughter wants to be a marine biologist apparently so she loves spending... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a large centre, but has a reasonable number of exhibits in fairly acceptable surroundings. Probably not for older children if I'm honest and will not take too long to get around, although on-line price reflects this. Didn't try the restaurant so can't comment on this.

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1 Thank dr_geoffrey
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, amazing and lots of fun , you should definitely go there is tonnes of fish even three sharks , your kids will love it - even adults.

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Thank astonstaniland1
Genève, Suisse
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a little stroll around the sealife museum. Not a lot to see but worth going to see anyway. Staff friendly and little souvenir shop when you exit

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Thank vavrina
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Just a great place to take the kids. Staff are great, exhibits are fabulous, easy parking - you do have to pay. Good food choices all around.

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1 Thank Sarah S
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

staff were very helpful and gave useful information, loved the experiences and feeding time for the Ray's. Daughter loved walking through the "tunnel" part. Nice cafe with some good choices available. We enjoyed our time here.

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1 Thank Wendy G
Essex, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We come here now and then with our 2 boys and they love it. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and it's not too big inside for little ones who could get bored with too much "fish" to look at. We are really lucky to have this locally and it's great for people with young children.

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Thank Tillyjb
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Not a sea life centre so isnt part of the chain as ppl think. Still good though and loved looking at the fish and turtles etc!

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Kent
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We took our just 3 year old grandson and we had previously been to the Brighton version. It was very sparse. Certain things were not operational, or being renovated, and it was a shame, as there was a limited amount of things you would see outside of a normal garden centre that stocks tropical fish and pond fish. In fact... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A fun place to visit if you have young children, it's not huge so doesn't take long to get round. There's not as much on offer to see at this aquarium as there is in others but they have done well with the space they have

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