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Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-286-6939
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family...

The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out. An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha, we will take you on a journey of the deep...without getting wet! The Aquarium is completely indoors making it a perfect rainy day activity. Just a 2 minute walk from Bray DART Station and a relaxing and scenic 30 minute train ride from Dublin City Centre making us a perfect choice for tourists and residents alike. The National SEA LIFE Centre, Bray is one of the East Coasts top visitor attractions.

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Good afternoon out

We had a voucher for buy one get one free so made this a more affordable trip. An enjoyable afternoon and our toddler enjoyed seeing all the fish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Laura B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a voucher for buy one get one free so made this a more affordable trip. An enjoyable afternoon and our toddler enjoyed seeing all the fish.

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Thank Laura B
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can not recommend this attraction enough. We brought my 3 year old who just loved every minute of it and the main attraction was Nemo the fish for him but everything else he was amazed by, myself and husband too. We bought our tickets online before hand and got a small discount so well worth doing that. We got the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's quite a good place to take small kids on a rainy day, but for what it is, it seems over-priced. I'm comparing it to, say, the aquarium in Cape Town or the Blue Planet aquarium in Ellesmere Port.

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Thank James Y
Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here on a very busy Sunday in Bray. The staff werey lovely. We were very impressed particularly by Jennifer and her wealth of knowledge and passion about Sea Life. We were fortunate to be there at feeding time and all the children 'helped' feed some of the fish - the highlight of their day!

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Thank L W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's grand but for the money you would expect a whole lot more to be honest. Was finished in about 30 min. Kids did enjoy it. Loved the sting rays the most. Don't think I would go back as with a young family you always look for value for you money and I am afraid it's not.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I find it quite educational for kids. The staff is well prepared and ready to answer any question. It is small, so an hour or so is pretty much enough.

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Thank Nadya_Chukleva
Dublin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small sea life centre, we were expecting a better display of the fish. The fish tanks are old and very small, and out of date. Some of the fish need bigger tanks I.e. The Rays. Some of the tanks were dirty and The public walls and floors need re painting. the educational signage for kids needs... More 

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Thank MochaDublin
Newry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Filthy, stinking disabled toilets that I could smell from 15 feet away and dirty floors. Idle staff who must not have working noses. This put us back out the door about as quickly as we went in. Truly third world awful. Never again. Last time I experienced this smell was in the Sinai peninsula in Egypt hundreds of miles from... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sea-life really gave me that underwater experience! There were many activities during the self-tour, like being able to feel a starfish, watch people feed the ocean dwellers and an aquarium quiz checklist for kids. The staff there were really nice and knew lots of information as well as the underwater creatures being very enjoyable to watch and know about! The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's large enough and you get really close to all the under-water life, especially if you go midweek. The children love it.

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