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National Sea Life Centre

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3 Brindley Place | The Waters Edge, Birmingham B1 2HL, England
+44 871 423 2110
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Dive and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through the amazing underwater world of The National SEA LIFE Centre Brimingham. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks. To get any closer you'll have to get wet!
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  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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3 Brindley Place | The Waters Edge, Birmingham B1 2HL, England
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"underwater tunnel"
in 70 reviews
"penguin enclosure"
in 49 reviews
"star fish"
in 40 reviews
"sealife centres"
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"glass tunnel"
in 36 reviews
"school holidays"
in 76 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 87 reviews
"gift shop"
in 143 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 111 reviews
"half term"
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"booked online"
in 41 reviews
"rainy day"
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"cinema experience"
in 49 reviews
"brindley place"
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"book in advance"
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"car park"
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"sharks"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always tend to come here when we get a voucher as we're a family of 4 and could work out expensive The kids love it Shame it wasn't slightly bigger to accommodate a dining area to help families with babies

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Better of most sea life centres but was quite expensive for a few hours but you can go in and out as many times as you want on that day, the pushchair park was on a different floor, so not ideal but lots for the...More

Thank lisahodgkinson
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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi lisahodgkinson, We do recommend booking online and keeping an eye out for offers throughout the year to make the best savings on our walk in admission prices. A visit should take between 1 1/2 - 2 hours and as you have stated, we do...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole experience for children is very amazing as the height of the exhibits are children friendly And for us adults is just as interesting AVOID SCHOOL HOLIDAY SEASON AS IT BECOMES VERY CROWDEDMore

Thank Steve D
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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Steve D, I am glad that everybody enjoyed their visit to the centre and that you found it interesting! During peak times of the year it can be a lot busier in the building! We do recommend pre booking online and choosing a later...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do visit if you are into sea life or have children with you. Really enjoyed different seeing different sea creatures. Penguins were the best part of the visit.

Thank hassanm095
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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi hassanm095, I am glad you enjoyed seeing lots of different creatures during your visit! Yes I agree penguins are amazing! We do hope you will visit us in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my daughter,son in law and our then 2 & half yr old grandson. Lots for little people to enjoy including touching a star fish and watching the Penguins swim under water. My grandson was holding his toy rabbit which a penguin was busy...More

Thank suzanNantes
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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi suzanNantes, I am glad the little one enjoyed himself! Penguins do have lots of personality and some individuals will come up and say hello, this is usually because we do enrichment and play time sessions with them and they must of thought your grandson...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time during our visit but it was very expensive for what is actually there. I have been to many sea life centres which are more reasonable in price and have much more to offer. All of the animals appeared well looked...More

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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi AliKM24, I am glad you had a lovely time during your visit! I am sorry to see that you did not feel that you got value for money. We do house hundreds of animals and this year we have opened our new Piranha tunnel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would just like to say as a whole this experience is amazing, really loved every second of my time at sea life, one of your staff Leah was extremely friendly and a perfect way to represent your company, positive and she had had a lovely...More

Thank Charlotte M
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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Charlotte M, I am glad you had an amazing experience at the centre when you visited! I have passed on your comments to Leah and her supervisor also! We hope you will come again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was close to our stay in Radisson Blu. A must for kids and adults too. Very much informative and the Giant Aquarium with shark is spectacular. Penguins, Sea Horse, Jelly Fish and what not.....A visit worth to share !!

Thank sourishc2017
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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi sourishc2017, I am very pleased to hear that you had a great visit to the centre! I hope you will visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Saturday 4 adults and 4 children for what we paid wasn't great was in and out within hour and half there was no otters which kids was disappointed about and the 20 minute wait for the cinema but as to no otters that...More

Thank Jadey846
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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jadey846, We do recommend that a visit takes between 1 1/2 - 2 hours, with the admission ticket, all guests are allowed to return as many times as they like throughout the day up until the last entry time! Our 4D cinema runs every...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband bought this for me as a birthday gift and I couldn't fault anyone who I came into contact with on the day of my penguin feeding experience .. even the penguins! Special thanks to Ross and Karen, who were so friendly and helpful...More

1  Thank mackerelfillet
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SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi mackerelfillet, I have passed on your feedback to Karen, Ross and Naomi! I am very pleased to hear that you had an amazing time with the penguins! We hope you will return to feed the sharks in the future!

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starsprinkles
February 26, 2018|
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Response from hetty_lou | Reviewed this property |
It's cold in the penguin section for the snow etc but the rest I felt pretty warm.
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Yorkshire-ite
February 13, 2018|
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Response from Dominic F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s on the barclaycard arena area and parking is within walking distance
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Laurelin_23
January 2, 2018|
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Response from relimes | Reviewed this property |
Probably a bit late! but 3 to 4 hours if you do the talks and feeding etc
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