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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Address: | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 091 585 100
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a...

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 achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.

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It is a little aquarium, but its nice to be able to easily view the aquatic wildlife. It was cool to see the stages of development in the animals.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 March 2016
Kahlyn M
Biloxi, Mississippi
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

It is a little aquarium, but its nice to be able to easily view the aquatic wildlife. It was cool to see the stages of development in the animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The National Aquarium in Salthill is well worth a visit. We passed 2 hours there no problem on a wet and windy day. Price is a little steep but you can leave and re-visit on the same day, we couldn't as we were leaving Galway on the same day. Worth timing your visit for the feeding times. Our kids loved... More 

Thank Ciara H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Good value. We enjoyed looking around. Interesting to watch the fish at feeding times.. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Yvonne B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I'll start with the fact that we didn't get to see inside the place! We arrived late on just before 4.30. Signs on doors say they close at 5. We asked the person behind the counter and we were told they had closed. Now, if they normally close at that time, no prob BUT they least they could do is... More 

Thank Ciaran O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Kids really enjoyed this aquarium,from the scary wave inside the door to the multiple species of fish. The highlight was holding the star fish and feeding the mullet. However for the price it cost us for entry I really couldn't recommend it to others as it's way over priced. Not sure what the money is spent on but the the... More 

Thank dougixxxx
Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

a charming experience surely to do if you are passionate for the gorgeous ocean out there: two floors of absolutely fascinating pools and fish tanks, reproducing every environment available, from the shore, to the wave line, to the muddy swamps, with all the flora and fauna you can find there. some of the pools are open to touch, and that... More 

Thank barbara p
Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Stopped by here while in Galway. Was nice to do something different, passed away a bit of the day. The layout is good, lots of fish! Would recommend a visit.

Thank Aoife M
Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We visited the aquarium on a cold day with our two daughters. It is quite samll. I think its price does not match with its size. My older daughter who is almost six got a bit bored, whereas the younger one who is two loved it. They both liked the touch tour though. I would recommend people visiting but we... More 

Thank Maria D
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

The whole aquarium can easily be done in 45 minutes. This was a bit pricey for 33 Euros for a family of 4. The highlight was the brief feeding tour. The fish, rays and small sharks come right up to the surface for the food, and you can pet them. The large skate was very cool to see, as it... More 

Thank Mike T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Instead of taking or grandchild to Santa we took him to visit the Galway Atlantaquaria n Salthill. It was a very windy day with the waves crashing over onto the promenade in Salthill but plenty of people were making their way to the Atlantaquaria. At the entrance to the exhibit there is a Splash Tank which makes a loud splash... More 

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