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National Sea Life Centre

#25 of 283 things to do in Birmingham Features Animals
3 Brindley Place | The Waters Edge, Birmingham B1 2HL, England
+44 871 423 2110
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Okay but watch the prams

Nice venue and sort of worth the money we went as a couple but got frustrated with being hit by... read more

Reviewed today
mrhwillislondon
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Sealife in Birmingham

Well laid out and educational. A great experience with hands on activities and plenty to see. A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rachael H
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Dive and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through the amazing underwater world of The National SEA LIFE Centre Brimingham. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks. To get any closer you'll have to get wet!
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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3 Brindley Place | The Waters Edge, Birmingham B1 2HL, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice venue and sort of worth the money we went as a couple but got frustrated with being hit by lots of pushchairs and near misses with kids on leads. Apart from the bruises and sence of being £30 odd quid out of pockets for...More

Thank mrhwillislondon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well laid out and educational. A great experience with hands on activities and plenty to see. A great selection of fish and other marine animals and helpful staff.

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have visited the national sea life centre many times in the past, the most recent visit being 3 months ago with my 3 year old niece. She absolutely loved viewing all the sea animals and creatures. She also LOVED the souvenir shop at the...More

Thank Heena N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've actually visited the sea Life centre a number of times, and I'm not sure when we visited this year. It's a lovely attraction: all wheelchair and pushchair friendly, lots on display at low level for children and the 4D cinema is fab. The downsides...More

Thank Munkypenny
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great day out for the family, I went with my girlfriend, it was busy here but the staff will always deliver a high service. 100% a must do if you're around birmingham for the weekend/week. Some great places to eat and drink around also.

Thank AaronTonks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here on a very special celebration day. It was amazing! Could have watched the penguins all day!! I love the music too. Really adds to the magic! Took my 1 year old along and I think he loved it more than me!

Thank Ashleighbumpandtom
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to go with friends and family, although it does get very busy. Maybe there should be a few more people that work there to stop children banging on the glasses when their parents don't tell them to stop, and people using giant iPads...More

Thank Jess J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This attraction was overpriced - I even asked for a home educators discount but was quoted more than their online prices! I paid £17.45 each for everyone and we went through the whole thing in about 40 minutes. The Octonauts ride was terrible - it...More

1  Thank KissyMissy2014
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello KissyMissy2014 Thank you for your feedback. In order to book tickets for home educators this does need to be pre-booked with our call centre. On the day tickets start from £17.95 both on the door and online. I am sorry to hear that you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely attraction, friendly staff excellent value, well maintained love lots of species , a bit of a set back when travelling with young family, no onsite cafe, a vending machine which was broken, yes you could leave and return just showing your band and...More

Thank 25sue2015
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello 25sue2015 Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the attraction. Brindley Place has many food outlets that cater for our guests, all within a few minutes walk from us. I will pass your comments onto our teams for you....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited recently on a Saturday for my son's 7th birthday and had a great day out. We booked online with a 50% off voucher (though we realised Tesco Clubcard vouchers would have been 50% cheaper again but you need to allow 7 days to...More

Thank alix499
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello alix499 Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. It definitely seems as though you made the most of your day! I hope that your children made friends with lots of our creatures and we look...More

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afzalsana
hi, what are behind the scene tours. i do not understand exactly what we will see behind the scene tours? thankyou
17 April 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Not an answer to your question but. Birmingham sea life is x10 better for the same price.
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Mehmood S
Hello, I just wonder if the centre is gonna be open on this Friday and the weekend i-e 14th, 15th and 16th of April. I checked online but there's nothing mentioned about Easter days off. Thanks.
13 April 2017|
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Response from Yasmink007 | Reviewed this property |
as far as I am aware it is open throughout bank holidays.
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Chesterbunch
Booked behind the scenes at 4pm...do we walk around first or after the tour...can we go a lot earlier to walk around say 2pm?
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jencheltenham | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact them directly. We arrived an hour before our slot and got in no problem but I would check first! Enjoy!
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