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Exploris

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Portaferry Aquarium Castle Street, Portaferry BT22 1NZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4272 8062
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Amazing day out

I haven’t been to the aquarium at Portaferry for about 30 years. I was so impressed by how the... read more

Reviewed today
megoi
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London, United Kingdom
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A fun & fascinating way to learn

Portaferry is a charming seaside place! Now even better that Exploris Aquarium has been refurbished.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda C
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travelers talk about
“touch tank” (40 reviews)
“soft play area” (14 reviews)
“marine life” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Portaferry Aquarium Castle Street, Portaferry BT22 1NZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

I haven’t been to the aquarium at Portaferry for about 30 years. I was so impressed by how the place has evolved and developed. Our children (3 & 6) had a fab day out including lunch. There was lots of interactive things to do and...More

Thank megoi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Portaferry is a charming seaside place! Now even better that Exploris Aquarium has been refurbished.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an absolute fantastic visit. We were greeted by the warmest welcome in reception with the biggest smile. Clare was amazing she explained everything to us about all the exhibits and areas we needed to visit she couldn't have been more helpful. We enjoyed...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's was our first visit since the reopening and we had a ball our wee son loved it far better than it used to be well done all involved.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in portaferry we decided to visit the aquarium, it was my first time here from it has been refurbished which I have to say looks excellent, on arrival the receptionist we met with was unfriendly and needs to learn a thing or two about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an absolutely delightful few hours in this gem of a place. From the moment Anne greeted our group we were made to feel so welcome, the fresh coffee and mouth watering homemade scones melted in the mouth...cherry, currant and cinnamon ones....delicious. Then off to...More

Thank KILKENNYKATIreland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This had been on our Summer Bucket list of things to do / days out and we finally manged to get to do it int he last week before school started. We had planned to get the ferry across from Strangford, but we had pre-booked...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic day at Exploris, we won a competition for our family to attend the VIP official opening. What a fun day out, kids loved it, lots of different things to see, fish, rays, sharks, jellyfish, my boys will definitely be back 🦀🦑🐙🐠🐟🐋

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed September 4, 2017

excellent day trip to exploris. Went for one of the kids birthdays. they loved it. first time seeing sharks and rays up close. very interesting even for the big kids.(i.e. me). there was a reptile exhibition on the same weekend we were there which was...More

Thank Louthmcm
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We took a group of 32 people across the lough by ferry to then Explores Sea life Centre. It is perfect for families with young children as it has a great indoor play centre that is free as part of entry fee to the saline...More

Thank AnjiBarker
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RonnieandPat B
August 23, 2016|
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Response from CWP7688 | Reviewed this property |
I would believe so yes it is, there appears to be ramps throughout the building both internally and externally in place of steps. Hope this helps.
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Lynn M
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Gideon C |
All fish do is live in a giant fish tank anyway. They're fish... (seriously, you want 'rights' for fish???) Grow up.
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