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“Great, but watch out for school parties!”

National Marine Aquarium
Ranked #12 of 172 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great, but watch out for school parties!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Spent a great day at this attraction - easy to spend whole day there as a lot to see. Four major themed areas, massive tanks - plenty of things to see. Well laid out, lots of info' too.

Staff very friendly & knowledgeable; cafe pleasant; shop OK.

I went on a (hopefully) quiet day [a Tuesday] but couple of school parties had same idea! They were relatively well-behaved & kept under control, but it is a risk!!

Visited November 2013
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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Hi Paul,

Thanks for the review, we're glad you made the most of your vist and explored the exhibits extensively.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Just Brilliant!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The aquarium is an amazing place to visit at any time of year. The collection of creatures is fascinating, especially the jellyfish and the seahorses. I particularly like to watch the local marine life in the ground level tanks, where you can peer over the water to identify a range of flat fish. The massive tank, in the main hall, gives a feeling of being under water and the shark tank is designed to get you so close to the fish the only thing you don't feel is wet!
The aquarium is part of the Children's University so remember to take along your children's passports. Have fun!

Visited August 2013
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Plymouth UK
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Get nose to nose with a shark”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The children always enjoy it, the price is a bit steep, but the running costs must be huge. always knowledgeable staff on hand to ask questions.

Visited October 2013
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The Woodlands, Texas
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Sharks!”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was a real nice find. The National Marine Aquarium is very interesting and has a lot of exhibits for kids' interaction as well as gawking. The huge tanks that you can see side on have a wonderful spectrum of fish and other sea life. The huge sharks are quite an awesome sight but the rays serenely floating by make the trip worth it. Also a couple of sea turtles mixed in - they always get the crowd buzzing. If you are down that way do yourself a favor and make time for a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“good family visit”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

would be good to have discount days and better food on offer. Always ask for timetable of daily events

Visited January 2013
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