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National Marine Aquarium

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Address: Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
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+44 1752 600301
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ideal for a few hours out

Recently took my 5 and 2 year olds here and both really enjoyed it. So much different sea life to see. I think for the price what you get is ok as you can return for free but it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
clairescott-lee
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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recently took my 5 and 2 year olds here and both really enjoyed it. So much different sea life to see. I think for the price what you get is ok as you can return for free but it would be nice to see some more toddler activities on the way round to keep the kiddies interested.

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very impressive but I think it could have taken more ideas from abroad where some layouts are spectacular. fabulous variety of marine creatures in good natural environments. Not enough interaction for the younger folks.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating place with lots to learn in a very fun and interesting way. Easy location to get to, well worth the time and entry fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First revisit in a long time but still informative, well presented and impressive. Surprised still by the long queues although the popularity shows the attraction is still working. There are even notices on the exterior wall with a guide to the wait time eg 15, 30 mins and more. Couple of tips worth noting. You can pre-book and also re-use... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's cool to see the creatures once but tbh, once you've been once there's not much else to see for locals. Takes about an hour, two tops if you stretch it out. My children could easily spend longer in the gift shop than the aquarium! For the money charged, overrated imo.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On arrival the assistance whilst purchasing tickets was smooth and effortless but once starting the journey around the aquarium there were no other team members in sight to ask any questions or queries. Most tanks were dark and grey - could do with brighter and more exciting fish to please the eye! Extremely clean though and a great experience for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed with the atmosphere and darkness when eating dinner. Small dance area with limited seating so the group separated and people ended up going home early.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit with interesting exhibits. Children well catered for and perfect venue in any weather.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are well presented and there is a lot of information to take in. It is a very popular venue for families of course and there were a lot of new Mums and babies. The food is unusually good ... and although not very cheap it is worth stopping off at the cafe - the view from there is... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the aquarium recently for the first time in a while - it was a lovely experience and although slightly manic due to the masses of children around (as expected!), it was a great day out! There was even a proposal in front of the big tank, which added to the experience.

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