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Interesting but Expensive

We hadn't visited Eden Project since shortly after it opened and was pleasantly surprised how much... read more

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337lesc
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Hengoed, United Kingdom
Very interesting and lots to see.

There are plenty of things to see and information is good especially for children. It was a October... read more

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday

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 2 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 3 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to go to Eden for the afternoon, it ended up being a very expensive day and we got very little out of it.
We visited on Thursday November 8th.
We arrived around 12.30.
We pre booked our tickets the night before online. We proceeded into Eden and begun our afternoon adventures.
Several sections were closed off due to a Craft fair that was happening that night, we also found out the cost for entry was free tomorrow but we all full price!
Right on 3.30 all the exhibits closed.
Our day was rushed and did not enjoy our experience at Eden, especially knowing full well the next day was free (donation for Macmillan Nurses).
It's very expensive for what it is and food and drink is also very expensive. £5 for 2 very small coffees.
If you plan on going call ahead to make sure that planned events don't alter the times and entry to exhibits.
On a positive the Duty Manager Dan was super nice and very courteous to our complaint.
Part of our group (family overseas) recieved a full refund

Overall the place is great but to be honest it's a little over priced
Though we all did enjoy the Ice Skating

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Eden Project is, and always has been a wonderful place for education. The planting in the rain forest biome is amazing, and produces some real wow moments for my children. The Core building has recently been revamped and the exhibits are interesting, however they are not as hands on as I would like to see (We the Curious in Bristol should have been used as inspiration).
What The Eden Project is poor at is updating exhibits. Many of the outdoor exhibits have been there for many years, and now look tatty. This removes much of the impact and message that they should have.

Thank BDRedruth
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A park and ride goes to eden, a very good idea. It was very slow going through the entrance, we had bought tickets online, which are normally scanned. Amazing, how this was all thought out and made, very cleverly done. The rain forest was quite a trek up for me, and hotter the further up we went, but worth the trek. The med bio dome was lovely, realy enjoyed both very much. The gardens are a picture too.

Thank gina n
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eden project is a very relaxed feel gardens. Under cover in a fantastic setting. Beautiful waterfall in one half, does feel extremely warm in this half so be prepared, although they do have a cool room you can stand in for a while. In the other half feels totally different. Toilets are available downstairs via a food and drinks hall

Thank TracyL2753
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Eden Project as part of a coach trip in October. The weather was beautiful so we were able to stroll around the outside gardens as well as the bio-spheres. Pictures of the Eden Project don't do it justice. The bio spheres are BIG so even if the weather is not behaving there is still plenty to see and do. WE walked all day including to and from the coach park. There is a tractor with carriages available but you'll have quite a wait during busy times. A wonderful day with very tired legs by teatime.

Thank DaveJ201
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolute gem off a place! Wonderfully helpful staff. As a wheelchair user I was able to get one of their electric wheelchairs to use..(booking in advance is advised as during high summer they tend to run out of them!)
The bio domes they have are absolutely amazing. If you go on a chilly day walking into the domes will so warm you up!
Excellent place for learning and great for kids.
Food hall is amazing with lots of choice for vegans and vegitarians and people with allergies.
So good we are going back next year!

Thank fenric71
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