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Bristol Aquarium

#30 of 208 things to do in Bristol Features Animals
Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
+44 117 929 8929
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Worth a visit but very expensive

Grand daughters 6,8,9 and 14 loved it. Well laid out with both a wide variety of fish and plant... read more

Reviewed yesterday
l_hoather
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Good set up but absolute rip off!!!

We had stayed in Bristol for the Balloon Fiesta and on the morning of going home decided last... read more

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  • Excellent24%
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  • Average27%
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“sea life” (40 reviews)
“feeding times” (19 reviews)
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Anchor Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT, England
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+44 117 929 8929
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Reviewed yesterday

Grand daughters 6,8,9 and 14 loved it. Well laid out with both a wide variety of fish and plant life. Interesting description of the various fish given by a very knowledgeable young member of staff. We were also lucky to be there at feeding time,...More

Thank l_hoather
Reviewed yesterday

We had stayed in Bristol for the Balloon Fiesta and on the morning of going home decided last minute to visit here. Now online they have an offer til September that kids can go for a £1...but you have to book it an HOUR before...More

Thank 63beachhouse
Reviewed yesterday

This may be a small aquarium by some standards but it is welll laid out with a lot to see. We have visited as a family on a few occasions and the children have really enjoyed the experience. The staff are friendly and there is...More

Thank Timbythepool
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really nice little aquarium but the price is steep for a small place. Also a child is 12 and under....how is acceptable to class children 13+ as adults??? I am a single Mum with 2 teenagers and school holidays are expensive enough without the...More

Thank Unicorn72
BristolAquarium, Front Office Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Thank you for your review. Our ticketing structure includes Standard tickets (age 13+) and Junior (ages 3-12). The structure has been carefully put together following comparisons with similar attractions and local attractions but also from our past visitor feedback. We review this on an...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wasn't an all day activity, probably didn't help we were hungry. Lots of nice fish and very natural aquariums, very interesting how they managed to set up ten aquariums. I personally prefer other lager aquariums I have been to, but it was a pleasant hour....More

Thank Jo-Anne H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with our six year old who enjoyed the variety of fish, sea horses, octopus, sharks and rays. Feeding time demonstrations and the fossil dog were nice, included, extras. Had a snack in the reasonably priced cafe then went back in and did the whole...More

Thank Abercynonknights
BristolAquarium, Front Office Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Thank you for your review. I'm really pleased that you made the most of your day with us and got involved in the additional activities, talks and feeds! I hope that you found them interesting and fun. I'll pass along your positive comments about...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Small aquarium. Not many interesting exhibits and the ones that were there weren't special. It was expensive too, The visit took about 45 minutes, nowhere near an afternoon's activity for a family on a rainy day.More

Thank mark_davie_2000
BristolAquarium, Front Office Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mark Sorry to hear that you only stayed for about 45 minutes. We have over 40 displays so this would only be about a minute or so looking in each one without checking out the signage or visiting any of the talks and feeds...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to the aquarium with our two little ones and family was good. The kids enjoyed seeing the different fish but we found it very over priced for spending an hour in there. It should have more attractions inside to make it more interesting.

Thank cameradave
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Aquarium for an afternoon of fun. Although we had a pleasant time, we felt that the price of the aquarium was a little high for what they offered. The displays were nice but more interactive elements or special shows would have...More

Thank ElizabethA1103
BristolAquarium, Front Office Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Elizabeth Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your visit. You have raised a number of important points here that we would like to investigate further. I am not sure if you visited during the Summer holidays for Jurassic...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my two and four year old and it is a nice aquarium, but thought it wasn't good value for money as we were done walking through in about forty minutes. I would try the At Bristol next time instead.More

Thank Juljen83
BristolAquarium, Front Office Manager at Bristol Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear that you found the aquarium to be nice however I'm sorry that you only stayed for 40 minutes. I am not sure if you visited this Summer however we've got a couple of fun activities...More

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Naylyan
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
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Stevebuster
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
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Jasminehextall
11 January 2016|
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Response from BristolAquarium | Property representative |
Hi Jasmine, Thank you for your question. The length of time for a visit is completely variable depending on your level of interest. Some visitors like to walk through in 45 minutes to an hour and some like to spend a few... More
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