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National Sea Life Centre

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“octopus”(19 reviews)
“star fish”(16 reviews)
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...more
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Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 6939
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recall visiting many years ago and the centre being a damp and poorly managed place. However, on a cold Sunday afternoon today, we decided to take our 1 and 4 year olds along, assuming the place had long since been revamped. Sadly not! The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mark t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the National Sea Life Centre in Bray. We booked tickets online at €11.50 per person. Our 2-year-old daughter was free. Your ticket is valid all day so you can leave and revisit if you please. The Sea Life Centre...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kmmh58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s good for cold winter days due to everything being inside. It is pretty small though (about 30mins to go round) compared to other sea life centre that are bigger, but the price also reflects that as this is cheaper. However that doesn’t make it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mattgoioi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. I've been back many times, with and without my kids. If you're expecting huge aquariums and tunnels through them like London you could be disappointed. Don't let that stop you visiting this great institute though. There's a wonderful collection of fish,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nadine D
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Located in a beautiful location on the Bray seafront we were really looking forward to this, parking is not really an issue it is metered but reasonably priced and close to the aquarium. We paid €25 for two of us and our small man as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dalemcvay
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Small little aquarium with lots of interesting creatures, my personal favourites being the upside down jellyfish, the sharks Romeo and Juliette, and the Chinese softshell turtle. The staff are super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about their subject, they made the visit really enjoyable. You get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MSLX
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to Sealife, we were ther just after opening time and the staff had plenty of time to answer our questions. We even got to see feeding time at the shark and stingray area ! Kids would really enjoy a visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mslizmc
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited here yesterday and we were beyond disappointed, it's such a pity because the fish and sea creatures are beautiful, they're wasted in such a place as this. They deserve much better. And for €25.90 for the 2 of us, it was a disgrace, 20...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ashlovestravelling
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Great place not huge so was a good size fitness small children who get bored. We was the first group on as soon as it opened, staff was great so friendly and full of information. All children will love visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelly_Richo
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with my trip to Sea life, it is so much smaller that it used to be, paid €25 for two adults and was around the place in about 20 minutes, disgrace6 and very overpriced, definaty not worth the price only conciliation was the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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