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Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-286-6939
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 for the kids if they haven't been to an aquarium before.

Read the reviews before we went so had no expectations but popped in when we were in Bray. Boys did not know we were going and had no expectations so they were pleasantly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
familyfun006
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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County Meath, Ireland
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the experience the best we could, although you are back out and finished looking at fish within 5 minutes. Not worth the money or the travel time. Had a better time walking the strand and eating lunch

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Thank Nicole B
Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Read the reviews before we went so had no expectations but popped in when we were in Bray. Boys did not know we were going and had no expectations so they were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it. It can't be compared to other good aquariums, it is dark and a bit claustrophobic but if you're looking for something to... More 

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Thank familyfun006
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sea life center is small but packs a lot in, there is plenty of interactive things to keep the kids entertained, staff are very good at explaining and are always on hand, Tip: book tickets on line as there is good savings

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Thank AndyDon6
Pembroke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While staying in Rathdrum we visited the aquarium in Bray as we have an 8 year old who is obsessed with anything octopus. As most sealife centres i expected to pay a fair bit to get in but after wandering around I felt the money was poorly spent. I appreciate that the aquarium was set up quite nicely but there... More 

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Thank chinkonikki
Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with a friend midweek, so the place was pretty quiet which was great. The entrance is great value too. My top tip for here is to not just wander through and just glance at the tanks - actually stop and read the info boards, stick around for the demos and get chatting to the staff. They're all... More 

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Thank sorobotic
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun couple of hours with kids. My four year old really enjoyed his trip. It is fairly expensive though and it did feel that there were a few too many machines selling things.

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Thank Liz M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 4:50 because we were led to believe that closing time was 6 pm on Sunday . Even though we couldn't get into the aquarium I asked to have a look in the gift shop before the last people left but I was escorted out the door and it was slammed behind me . Another family of 6 people... More 

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Thank Mousicles
West of Ireland
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove 3 hours to visit SeaLife with our little boys and it didn't disappoint. The staff were knowledgable and very friendly.

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Thank Karanne
Ireland
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with our kids it cost €38 and lasted less than one hour . There is nothing in it and the Exciting things to see are a few stingrays and baby shark. It's dark and dirty , my kids (8&6) thought it was ok but when it was over asked where else they needed to go on the tour!... More 

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Thank JLVIreland
Kilkenny
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up from kilkenny to visit the aquarium. Very disappointed and not at all what I expected. Very poor, dirty displays. The center is underground and very crampt. I've visited aquariums in Barcelona, Lisbon, Hawaii and SaN Francisco, Ive kept fish myself but this was by far the worst experience I've ever had. In fairness the San Fran aquarium is... More 

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