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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Myself and my two girls (8 and 5) spent 3 hours here in August. It is a small aquarium but it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Full of fun

This attraction is perfect for all the family. From the moment we entered the building it was... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Kilkenny, Ireland
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“star fish”(24 reviews)
“feeding times”(23 reviews)
Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.This is...more
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Toft Park, Salthill | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway H91 T2FD, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Previous reviews noted that 45 was the max needed. We agree ... if you sprinted through without looking at anything!. We were there nearly two hours and only had to leave because of closing time. Even then, the staff took the time to point out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Doc M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few pleasant hours at this cute aquarium. It was fairly quiet during out visit, with a few small school groups to liven things up. We especially liked the splash tank that mimics the rhythm of the waves. I got a real kick...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank quillbert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my two girls (8 and 5) spent 3 hours here in August. It is a small aquarium but it packs a big punch. It is very hands on, we got to feed fish (a few times) handle starfish and a variety of crabs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This attraction is perfect for all the family. From the moment we entered the building it was providing information on the animals and where they traditionally live. It is a bit pricey for the time spent there but a nice trip for a family to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Missquinn15
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This is a place to mostly see local marine life. It feels a little pricey for what there is, but I'm hoping some of that fee goes toward the conservation efforts? The highlight of our trip was the feeding tour where we all got to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Overall this is a nice aquarium, but could be much better. It’s very outdated, I feel like it needs an upgrade. Entry a bit expensive for what you get, but the kids loved it! Staff friendly and it’s in a lovely area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Good place, especially with children. Kids can hold some of the creatures (under supervision). While very young children are free, it cost us €30 for two adults and one paying child (other was free). I think this is too much for what you get. Nonetheless,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank facepalm10
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The entrance was 9€. It is definitely not bad, but could be better. There are many interesting fish and other marine animals. If you are interested in you can see feeding of different species.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The first impression is the low luminosity of the entrance and the whole exhibition. The building and the pools look like they are from the 80ies with no modification since. The exhibition itself is a nice overview of the sealife arround ireland and also of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 728bertramk
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Went here with our 2 young children. Our 3 year old LOVED it! It was quiet when we visited and one of the staff came over and took the time to explain lots of things about the various fish in a way he could understand....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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2 April 2018|
Response from birdiefff | Reviewed this property |
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Response from KilkennySean | Reviewed this property |
sorry no
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Response from ShannonBurke99 | Reviewed this property |
Nope no penguins yet