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Sea Life Brighton

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Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
+44 871 423 2110
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Two years running 2014 and 2015 winner of 'The Best Place to Visit in Brighton & Hove' - Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2014 & 2015 Visit the world's oldest operating aquarium, right here in Brighton! Based opposite the iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and features 3,500 memorising creatures including turtles and sharks. For an additional cost you can admire our resident giant Sea Turtles Gulliver and Lulu, sharks, turtles, rays and tropical fish as they swim under your feet on the UK's first indoor glass-bottom boat. Take a look at our Behind The Scenes on an interactive experience which will immerse you into our working world. See first-hand how we care for over 3,500 sea creatures. With over 40 other world class displays we can ensure you will have an amazing discovery throughout your underwater dive. Don't forget to keep an eye out on our website for events throughout the year. We are open daily from 10am, with last admission from 4pm depending on time of year.
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Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
+44 871 423 2110
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love going to these sea life been to a lot all over uk .great place for kids lots to see our teen love looking at the fish and starfish .you better getting ticket on line then queue .gift shop too much a good 2...More

Thank davidwise162
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 7 month old to see the aquarium on a Thursday morning. She absolutely loved it. Lots to see and do!

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we would take our grand daughter here so we decided to get tickets on line, thishould allow you a fast entry...on arrival we saw the queue for the pay on the door, so we went to the already purchased line.. well how slow...More

Thank Knocker874
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken our granddaughter twice, when she was nearly 3 and again now she's 4. This time was a better experience for her, the first time she just wanted to rush round to find Nemo! This time she enjoyed the chance to touch anemones...More

Thank claresussex
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your continued loyalty. maybe you would find a Sea Life annual Pass a suitable Christmas Present as it saves money if you visit more than twice.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as part of our Merlin Pass inclusive locations. Just for a quick look as we were in the City anyway. I walk with a stick and struggled to get to the entrance. It's either a long walk down on to the beach side...More

Thank Dan S
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dan, sorry you had problems with the access but like you said, for such an old building it is difficult to make improvements.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time back since childhood and what a great transformation. It is a wow moment from entering the Victorian building. Tanks are large and always plenty of fish to see. Love the information boards with not only facts about the fish but also about how...More

Thank BargeeGirl
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am speechless, thanks for such a great review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a Sea Turtle feeding experience for my daughter and her friend on 31st October. The experience was booked for 3pm and we arrived around 1pm as entry is included so we were able to look round this lovely aquarium first! It really is...More

Thank Leah A
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, what an amazing review! I will ensure Dean is recognised for youre comments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Sealife centre in half term and although there was less of a Halloween theme than last year, it was still a very good day out! We always visit on discount tickets as it is expensive otherwise for families but it’s a very...More

Thank SharonBLondon
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sharon, thanks for your loyalty and we hope to see you again next year. Keep collecting the discount vouchers as they make a big difference. With regards to the great points you made I am pleased to respond. The photo experience is a franchise,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we live in Portsmouth and have a sea life in the city but we were told that this one is out of this world. they have got this perfect my favourite is sea horses and the displays were spot on. we had our photos taken...More

Thank davidfearn46
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks David, we are pleased that Brighton Sea Life exceeded your expectations.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed going to the Sea life centre. Such a variety of sea animals to see. Liked going through the tunnel with sharks and other fish going over our heads. Very informative on the sea life that is on display.

Thank Julie G
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Julie, we look forward to you returning in the future.

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Savita R
June 25, 2017|
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Response from diverchickShropshire | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure. Probably best to call them first to avoid disappointment. It's a great day out. Enjoy :-)
Lubeyna D
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Sophie A | Reviewed this property |
Not at the actual attraction no. There is a multi-storey car park very nearby, like less than a five minute walk from the aquarium. I always find it cheaper to get the train to Brighton, as parking there costs the earth!!
Elliot C
March 6, 2017|
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Response from suzzanne333 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they say that they turn people away if it gets too busy ! I went on Friday just gone .. it took a little under an hour to look round and I came out feeling sorry for the creatures in there , too small .