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“Awesome aquatic conservation attraction”

National Marine Aquarium
Ranked #12 of 172 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Awesome aquatic conservation attraction”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

An excellent aquarium with wildlife from around the world, snorkel the turtle has got to be the highlight though.

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

Thanks for the review. Snorkel has a great story, it's just a shame her health (epilepsy) means she can not be released. We love having her though. :)
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Networking Event- Seamless, Classy & Inventive”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Really enjoyed a networking cheese and wine event here this month.

We had a room with excellent cheesy nibbles laid out and a choice of wines and soft drinks. The staff were there to help whenever you needed them but were in the background when you no longer did.

Having a whole wall full of massive fish was an excellent talking point, so it meant that conversation flowed easily.

The room was a little dark, but this made the fishy wall more dramatic, and I think it actually made networking a little bit easier because it wasn't a cold light.

The only downside was the sound system. When speeches were given there was terrible feedback.

Overall I would recommend for an event such as this, without hesitation.

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

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed the wine and cheese event. We've had our sound system overhauled recently so that should be clear sailing now. We've had a number of comments saying the mood lighting is conduscive to networking which is a great bonus. Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you again.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“An aquarium setting the standard for others.”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is probably the best of it's kind in the UK.
It also has links to a much larger group of Marine Scientific organisations in the area.
With exhibits from the minute Seahorses to Sharks plus an absolutely beautiful Coral reef, it is a 'Must Visit'.

Visited June 2013
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NationalMarineAqua, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Dear Sheila,

Thanks for your kind words, we have prided ourselves on being the Nation's largest aquarium for a long time, so its nice to hear you think we are the best. :)
We hope to see you again soon and thanks again for the review.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“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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