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“Awesome - well worth the steep price”

National Marine Aquarium
Ranked #12 of 171 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome - well worth the steep price”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

One of a kind aquarium. Well worth visiting especially with children. Staff appeared friendly and aproachable and was quite happy to see the enjoyed interacting with visitors and answering any questions from the adults and especially the children. Very educational and interesting. The best was the huge window tank where you could see the sharks above you and huge fish below your feet. It is bit pricey however worth it. If you live near you can also have one year membership by paying once so its worth it just for the access whenever you want.

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and that you found our staff friendly and approachable. We'll pass this feedback on to them. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. :)
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Gone fishing”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

A good vist all round, staff very helpfull and friendly good price and pay once and go back again and again.

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

Thanks for the review, and we hope you get to make the most of the Day Plus Pass and visit lots.
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

This a really nice place to visit for a few hours with children, with lots of different fish and sea creatures to see. All the displays and tanks are clean and well looked after.The price is a bit steep but seems to run inline with similar attractions in the area.

Visited November 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 our many sea creatures with the children. :)
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Markham, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“nice surprize”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

After visiting Valencia one of the world's best I expected very little. Although it is not at that level it was an enjoyable hour and worth the visit. You need to take care to see all the exhibits. I even got some ideas for my next pound project.

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

Thanks for the review.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Proud to be a member”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

I love taking my daughter to this aquarium. The displays are amazing and unlike other aquariums I have visited, it doesn't have gimmicks to make up for the lack of genuine content (like monkeys at an aquarium?!). The tanks really are so impressive & I love the fact you can see the laboratories as well - it feels like an educational experience. I'd avoid taking a pushchair if you can though as they only get in the way; I've found it easier with a sling or with a backpack.

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

Thanks for the support and the great review. We've got some exciting membership developments comming in time for summer 2014.
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