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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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Rainy day entertainment

Although we live locally, this is an ideal place to take the children on a rainy day. My children enjoy looking for Nemo & Dory among the displays. One complaint from myself is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sara H
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here before with friends from Paignton, but my Sister & Brother-in-law hadn't. So during our stay in Plymouth we decided to take them, and found out that the number 25 bus drops you at the Mayflower Steps and it's a short walk to the entrance. Across the road is the Information Centre, and there are plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing!! The variety of fish, sharks & rays was mind boggling. I think this is the best I've been to.if your coming to visit Plymouth then come & have a look round here! My mrs is not fish friendly but even she was impressed. Very much recommended.

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1 Thank Jason H
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited with my husband and 1 year old. Found the entry price high and don't feel this place offers much to justify it. The large tanks with sharks etc are very impressive but I felt there was a lack of imagination for some areas or any real interest in others. There are quite a few areas of corridor with little... More 

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1 Thank Juice82
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we live locally, this is an ideal place to take the children on a rainy day. My children enjoy looking for Nemo & Dory among the displays. One complaint from myself is the high prices in the on site cafe.

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Thank Sara H
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though our son is only 13 months old, we could tell that he enjoyed our visit. There was a good sensory aspect and a lot of space to enjoy all of the sights and sounds on offer. We would definitely come again and recommend a visit too!

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Thank Russell C
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful, educational and stimulating experience where you could spend many hours. The area is very close to the Barbican and easily reached by car or bus and is ideal for children/grandchildren who can develop a good understanding of the wildlife of the seas around the British Isles.

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Thank Graham W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This aquarium is a lovely place to visit for families with children of all ages(maybe not teenagers) but gets extremely busy not sure how many are allowed in before they stop people entering, but all in all a nice place to visit for a couple of hours

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a couple mid-week on a recent trip to Plymouth. It was a nice place to walk around for a couple of hours, but it is not as big as I anticipated, so we went round twice. The big shark tank is impressive, and it was interesting to watch the sharks and rays getting fed. There were several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for young kids as there is not much walking to do but you can do it all in an hour. Most kids get board after that, not much else to do.

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for feedback, we're glad the children enjoyed the visit. More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not particularly a fan of aquariums but I did enjoy the visit to this one. Very informative and the walk through under the sharks was amazing.

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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, and we're glad you enjoyed the walk trhough in our new Jawsome Exhibit. More 

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