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Address: Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
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USUAL AQUARIUM, NOTHING SPECIAL.

I already visited several aquariums, this also almost same and expensive as usual! I f anyone visiting first time for an aquarium, it's worth.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I already visited several aquariums, this also almost same and expensive as usual! I f anyone visiting first time for an aquarium, it's worth.

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Thank Prem K
Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I looked at the reviews before we went and thought we'd go anyway to give it a try, as some said it was good.... Well I wish we haven't wasted our money & gone to the science museum instead! It is short lived like other reviews had said, I mean we weren't expecting 'sea world' but there could be a... More 

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Thank Sophf26
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my girlfriend and a friend (us aged between 20-23) for a spontaneous birthday afternoon trip. We thought the zoo a bit expensive at around £20 each, so settled for the aquarium, advertised on the website at around £13 each and a bit less for a student concession. When we arrived at the aquarium, we discovered the price... More 

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Thank Ariel B
Swindon
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with my son and daughter (1yr & 9yr old). Easy to find and well signposted. Issue with parking but this isn't any relation to the score given. Booked online an hour before so got a cheaper rate, not sure how much cheaper as forgot to look how much at entrance. Should of had separate ticket areas for booked... More 

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Thank Stephanie W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

was busy as it was half term but this wasn't a problem in the venue - just took ages to be able to park. We had a free child ticket so this kept the cost down. Kept our son (and us) engaged for a couple of hours. Not sure we would rush back but glad we have been.

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Thank BirthdayGirl33
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The attraction was nicely laid out and presented but I didn't think it was worth the money especially when we found ourselves at the exit after only a hour and a quarter! We have been to other aquariums which were much better for the same price (The Deep in Hull is amazing, for example, same ticket price and we were... More 

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Thank kiera1999
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The range of different sea creatures kept the children entertained for about an hour and a half. The cost of £45 for a family ticket was expensive for what it was.

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Thank Royal36
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148 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice surroundings and friendly staff Good selection of sea creatures especially ravioli the ray and the sea horses. It's not massive but we weren't expecting sea world or the Monterey aquarium. Small and family friendly and use the vouchers for a good entry price.

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Thank JFish72
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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811 reviews
525 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for my daughter.I expect to see special thing like Miami or Chicago or Barcelona Aquarium .However,this place is small with few creatures.I think it would be cool if they add show.

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Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. With 40 displays and thousands of animals the more you look, the more you see! We are sorry to hear you didn't pop along to any of our talks and feeds as these are very informative. We are always striving to improve the visitor experience so feedback such as this is very valuable, thank... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my two children aged 5 and 2, my mum, my brother and wife and their 10 month old on a Sunday morning. It was lovely, tanks were big, plenty of fish, clean and well maintained. But...like many aquariums it was extremely expensive for the time it takes to go round it. You get all day access with your... More 

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BristolAquarium, Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, we are sorry to hear you found your visit to be a little expensive. With 40 different displays and thousands of marine life there is a lot to look at if you take the time. There are a number of species in each display so we advise visitors to take the time to look... More 

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