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Bristol Aquarium

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Would not recommend with small children

Far to expensive for what it it. My 3 1/2 year old had finished in way under an hour. I had to try... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Nice Range of Sealife

Although it's not quite as spectacular as Plymouth's aquarium, this one still had a range of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
+44 117 929 8929
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Far to expensive for what it it. My 3 1/2 year old had finished in way under an hour. I had to try and convince her to go round again to try and get some moneys worth out of going.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although it's not quite as spectacular as Plymouth's aquarium, this one still had a range of sealife to see. The walls are very informative and there's plenty for children to see. It's a nice, small day out.

Thank poetictrxgedy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our trip to the Aquarium. If you take time to really look at the fishes and their interaction with each other and us there is a lot to see. It was great to have so much of the display showing us marine...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh dear … Well, Lisbon Aquarium or Barcelona Aquarium this certainly isn’t … in fact, even the overpriced and depressing London Aquarium probably represents better value. And although the specimens at Bristol seem healthy and well-cared-for, I don’t think there’s anything here that I haven’t...More

Thank Rickanstis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small attraction, 40 mins and your back outside. Not offering value for money. I had expected more. Would I go again. No. If it was £5 per person I'd say it was ok value wise. But it's not £5 it's 49£ for 2+2. Go look...More

Thank Mralamo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a day out and it was interesting but you can only really make it last for a couple of hours. There were some really pretty fish and the stingrays in particular were good. There weren’t many sharks but there were some...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is nice and small but not worth money as it is very expensive during half term holiday we had a tour that hasn't last even 20 min quickly we found ourselves near the exit door it would be better if they reduced the price...More

Thank RoseA1731
Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rose, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you took part in some of the activities we have going on over Half Term. Our mini-tour is only around 15-20 minutes as it focuses on the aquarium's most deadly creatures fitting in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, half term things to do. Bristol Aquarium poked it's head up! Easy to get to. Parked up on the Downs (free) and got the bus down to the Centre. 1 minute walk to the Aquarium. Had prebooked entry. Honestly, good entertainment for the 6...More

Thank jonnyhaynesjazz
Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jonny, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to us. Great to hear that you found the local transport options easy to use - as we don't have our own car park here we promote alternative sustainable transport methods as we're lucky...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a birthday treat from my wife, had a lovely couple hours enjoying the aquarium. It’s a splendid aquarium with lots of different fish tanks you can explore.

Thank X4102CTjohnf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been before a few years ago so thought I'd treat myself and a friend to another visit. To summarise it was really good, it's well laid out and spacious for the amount of people that visit so it doesn't feel too cramped etc. Big...More

1  Thank Benjamin R
Simon H, Communications Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Benjamin Thank you very much for your positive review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our zoological team do a fantastic job looking after our varied range of species every day and are proactive on any maintenance that needs carrying out...More

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Shauna C
5 September 2017|
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Response from Darrell F | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to pay for children under 3.
31 May 2017|
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Response from wiseguy4reel | Reviewed this property |
Hope this helps: Standard (13 yrs+) £14.75 (Standard Admission) £13.28 (Online Price) Junior (3-12 yrs) £9.75 (Standard Admission) £8.78 (Online Price) Child Under 3years Free (Standard Admission) Free (Online... More
12 March 2016|
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Response from BristolAquarium | Property representative |
Hi Stevebuster, Thank you for your question. At the current time we do not offer any reduced concession rate for foster carers, only for full-time students with an NUS card, over 60s, and people with disabilities (who may... More