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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Overall good.

Overall this is a nice aquarium, but could be much better. It’s very outdated, I feel like it needs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Caragh S
via mobile
Nice place but a little pricey

Good place, especially with children. Kids can hold some of the creatures (under supervision... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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“star fish”(24 reviews)
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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 yesterday 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

Thank Steve G
Reviewed yesterday 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 It’s very outdated, I feel like it needs an upgrade.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.

Thank Caragh S
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank facepalm10
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank 728bertramk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank D O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, this aquarium is small, there is really not much in here. If you really take your time, you'll be through looking at these small tanks in less than an hour. For the very limited amount of creatures and features in this small aquarium the...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an hour or so to spare while in Galway and kids to entertain, then this excursion is a must do. Full of interesting Atlantic fish, and extremely friendly staff, galway Atlantaquaria is a must! Check it out!

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium in August with our 2 children (7 & 9). To be honest I wasn't expecting much as most of these types of aquariums are not great. But I'm happy to report that it was much better than I expected, it was...More

Thank LeeSin75
AquariumGalway, Marketing at Galway Atlantaquaria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed the exhibits.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the Atlantaquaria in Salthill and we were extremely surprised by the quality of the exhibits, great taught and effort had been put into the design of the building to accommodate such a variety of sea life. The staff were very friendly and...More

Thank JamesO1682
AquariumGalway, Marketing at Galway Atlantaquaria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That is a very thoughtful review, Thank you.

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Nope no penguins yet