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I came here shortly after it opened when only half planted and everything very small so it was a... read more

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John B
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Colne, United Kingdom
Educational for all ages

Visiting in winter gives you the place to yourself (almost) but there is still so much to view and... read more

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Reviewed today

I came here shortly after it opened when only half planted and everything very small so it was a real treat to come back some 20 years later to see it crammed to the brim and the second Biome. Although November everything was running but I walked and finished very knackered! Should have used the train! Didn't find the Invisible World exhibition as interesting as the Biomes and outdoor gardens which to anyone even half interested in gardening are simply fabulous.

Thank John B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting in winter gives you the place to yourself (almost) but there is still so much to view and learn about even if the colour of flowers is missing

Thank 777SarahB777
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Reviewed yesterday

The biomes are a delight and wandering around outside interesting. Some of the exhibits need a revamp. Food delicious but expensive.
Do get there early to make the most of the day.
Would return again.

Thank The_1st_Lady
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Eden project in november, so the Mediteranian biome and the outside gardens were less interesting.
But even so, I found the visit to the Rainforest biome very interesting. It’s not just plants, but you also get a lot of information about how important it is to preserve nature.
There was also an interesting ‘World in a drop’ exhibition, an ice skating rink and a restaurant.

Thank 497hildeh
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Reviewed 3 days ago

£57 for a couple to visit 2 domes for about 2hrs is way too expensive.
No point giving free re-visit as we live in Essex. They take your photo so we couldn't give the passes to our Cornish friends either.

Thank essex_paul_12
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I wanted to visit during the autumn / winter to see the difference in the gardens. It was a short visit this time, but nonetheless still pretty amazing.

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Opened in 2001, with two biodomes (Biomes) designed by Nicholas Grimshaw, the Eden Project, built in an old china clay pit, is home to over 1000 species of plants inside and outside the two domes. One of the domes is a large Rainforest Biome, the other a Mediterranean Biomes.

Admission, as other reviewers have noted, is relatively expensive, but it is up to you to make as much of your visit as you wish. The external gardens are probably better in summer.

A third building, the Core, opened in 2005, has recently been remodelled with new interactive areas and, with the support of Wellcome, displays that bridge across science, medicine and art.

There are events running through the day, including a walk up to the lookout in the Rainforest Bio. Sadly, we just missed one time slot and weren't prepared to wait for the next, so I would recommend you ask at the ticket desk.

We had lunch of soup and bread, which was very good. Soft drinks, being from sustainable sources, were expensive, but water is available.

1  Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We hadn't visited Eden Project since shortly after it opened and was pleasantly surprised how much had been developed in the intervening years. Yes, I've said its expensive, and for a large family or someone on reduced income it probably is, but I suppose it has to be put in context for what the project is about. It is a great learning experience for adults and children alike and I guess that during the summer, when there's more to see in the grounds, you could quite easily spend a whole day here. As it was we were here for three hours as there is so much to read and take in. The Biomes are impressive and the staff were eager to explain and knowledgeable about the different flora and fauna when asked.

You can either walk, take a land train, or use the lift to the Biomes. The lift seemed the quickest!

We paid for tickets in advance, which allows for unlimited return which is OK if you don't live far away but otherwise not much practical use. However when we got there we discovered that Macmillan Cancer Support were holding their Christmas Market there and entry was free, or for a donation of £10 per person you could enter the Market too. It would have been useful for this to be mentioned when purchasing tickets online. whilst we were refunded our entry price, we opted to pay to enter the Christmas Market anyway as this is a worthwhile charity. We were issued with wrist bands but it would be interesting to know how many people went to the market anyway as we were not challenged on the stairs and were only challenged when we left the building downstairs for a drink and made our way back in trough the doors.

I would recommend it. It's a shame its a bit pricey.

Thank 337lesc
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are plenty of things to see and information is good especially for children. It was a October visit first on Saturday which was busy,and again on Monday ,which was a bit quieter.We wonder if it gets too busy in the summer months. Several staff were helpful but a few were a bit disinterested or didn't seem to know things.
We lunched in the Mediterranean biome which was good value.
We had bought an annual pass so will be back,looking forward to receiving information about events throughout the year

Thank Karyn19
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited whilst away with our 3 year old son. Biomes are big and plenty of paths to walk around, although very little to do for small kids within the biomes. The core has some play areas and the dry ice sculpture which amuse us for a good while. Whilst it is a fascinating development from wasteland under the water level to this very modern eco project, I do feel it is a little pricey for a day visit. Glad we've put in our book to say 'we've done it,' though.

Thank hannahgF1355AH
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