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National Marine Aquarium

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Address: Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 600301
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A good attraction but so sad to find that the only turtle they had died. The staff are very friendly, apart from the gift shop, and very informative with a genuine sense of care... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
1988man
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good attraction but so sad to find that the only turtle they had died. The staff are very friendly, apart from the gift shop, and very informative with a genuine sense of care and humour. Worth a visit but expensive at full price.

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Thank 1988man
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm never sure of going to visit aquariums or zoos as I feel sometimes the welfare of the animals can be put to one side as profit is always paramount. Saying this all of the fish looked very well looked after, tanks were clean and all of the staff were very well informed on all different species and were willing... More 

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Thank Keisha T
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited on a rainy afternoon, Reasonable price to get in £14.95 (Adult no concessions) and well laid out with lots of interesting and informative tanks etc What I found disappointing was that the maintenance has clearly been cut as some of the information boards below the tanks had been damaged making the writing there on impossible to read! It was... More 

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Thank tandb36
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable and ideal for people of all ages. Many varieties of fish, large tanks, views from under the tank, sharks, turtles etc. Good value for money, and a nice gift shop at the end.

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Thank nickstevens79
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is plenty to see here. The main part is a huge aquarium that you see from various angles as you walk around the centre. There are also numerous small tanks with lots of different sea creatures. A great family day out if the weather is bad.

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Thank Diana N
Ploiesti, Romania
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I want here because I was told that this was the largest aquarium in UK. I have expected a lot more from it for the entrence fee of 15 pounds. You don't have a map, just some rooms with fish and other plants and that's it.

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Thank Elena-Cristina T
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for the second time on the 20th November as it was a chilly day. Love the layout of the place and the variety of species however, as I noticed last time, a few of the tanks were in desperate need of a clean! Went in the cinema room this time and we liked watching the stories about the... More 

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Thank Katie W
UK
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75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to the National Marine Aquarium for many years as the kids grew up. It was never a first-rate attraction, but it was diverting enough when our kids were younger. It is a pretty typical piece of eco-tourism, with good examples of a range of species and some decent exhibits. The Octopus in his tank is good (he's... More 

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Thank MauiAgainPleaseUk
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice activity to do if it should be raining outside. The staff were very pleasant. Great for kids! Little novelty shop at the end too!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really expected big things from this aquarium. However I was really disappointed. The aquarium was completed in around 20 minutes. I think it was over priced for the small amount that was there. I live in Bristol and thought the aquarium there was not very good, but in comparison to this one the aquarium was more interactive.

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